Brazil Movies

Black Orpheus (Essential Art House) [DVD](1958) DVD
The Greek myth of doomed lovers Orpheus and Eurydice is transferred to contemporary Rio de Janeiro's festive Carnival in Marcel Camus' Oscar-winning film, a lively blend of sight and sound. Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn star. Uncut version; 107 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Portuguese Dolby Digital mono, Subtitles: English. In Portuguese with English subtitles.

The Chick's Ability (Volupia De Mulher) [DVD](1984) DVD
Full of skin and sin, this Brazilian drama follows a young mother who, in order to raise the money for her sick child's critical medical care, lowers herself to working in a brothel when no other financial opportunities avail themselves to her. Soon, she meets a lustful artist obsessed with painting nudes and becomes entangled in his sexual obsessions. Helena Ramos, Vanessa Alves, Romeu de Freitas star. 90 min. Standard; Soundtrack: Portuguese Dolby Digital mono; Subtitles: English. In Portuguese with English subtitles.

City Of God [DVD](2002) DVD
Explosive, highly acclaimed look at the denizens of a Rio de Janeiro housing project, tracing their lives from the building's opening in the 1960s, when youthful gangs committed small robberies in and around the building, through the 1980s, in which two ruthless gangs vied for control of the city's criminal activities. The events are recounted by a photographer who escaped the violent fate of his peers. With Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Douglas Silva. 130 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1; Subtitles: English, Spanish, French; documentary. In Portuguese with English subtitles.

Almost Brothers (Quase Dois Irmaos) [DVD](2004) DVD
Though separated by race, class, and profession, white activist Miguel (Werner Schunemann) and black gang leader Jorginho (Flavio Bauraqui) find they have much in common decades after their mutual imprisonment during the 1960s. The two Brazilians are reunited decades later when Miguel, now a politician hoping to transform his society, returns to the jail where Jorginho is again serving time. Maria Flor, Fernando Alves Pinto co-star. 102 min. Soundtrack: Portuguese; Subtitles: English; biography. In Portuguese with English subtitles.

Love For Sale (O Ceu De Suely) [DVD](2006) DVD
Young mother Hermila (Hermila Guedes) travels to Sao Paulo to stay with relatives with her baby son in tow. Hermila waits--some believe in vain--for the father of her child to come for her after his promise to get married. She soon abandons hope for his arrival and, taking advantage of her physical beauty, decides to auction off a night of lovemaking in order to bring in the money she needs. Maria Menezes, Zezita Matos co-star. 90 min. Soundtrack: Portuguese; Subtitles: English. In Portuguese with English subtitles.