Estômago, (Estomago: A Gastronomic Story) (2007)
Movie InfoA cunning man discovers they way to the world's good graces is through people's stomachs in this witty drama from filmmaker Marcos Jorge. Raimundo Nonato (Joao Miguel) is a shabby drifter who wanders into town in need of money and a place to stay. Nonato happens upon a cheap diner that's looking for a cook, and he persuades Zulmiro (Zeca Cenovicz), the owner, to give him the job. Zulmiro isn't willing to give Nonato much more than room and board at first, but the diner's customers soon discover that the former hobo has genuine talent in the kitchen, and his tasty specialties bring a whole new clientele to the place. One of the diner's new regulars is Giovanni (Carlo Briani), the owner of an upscale Italian restaurant, and he lures Nonato away by promising a high salary to become his new executive chef. For a while Nonato is living the high life until his luck turns sour and he winds up in prison. Nonato has a hard time of it behind bars until he starts putting is culinary talents to work, preparing tasty meals for his violent cellmates and using his cooking to win the friendship of feared enforcer Bujiu (Babu Santana). ~ Mark Deming, Rovi … More
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Movies about food are quite popular. Movies about food that are not exactly tasteful and with a Fellini ?flavor? are very unusual. Estômago is a black comedy with references from the Italian cinema, specially from Fellini (the soundtrack sounds like Nights of Cabiria´s), but with strong and hot colors to give a Brazilian taste. Food as a metaphor for sensuality. Food as a way to get power. The rise and downfall of a simple man that discover his talent in cooking. Highly recommended.
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