Opera do Malandro (1986)

Opera do Malandro





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Malandro is a Brazilian musical set in the Rio of the 1940s. Likeable prostitute Fabio Sabag is fired from her nightclub job. Fabio's pimp Edson Celulari vows vengeance upon the girl's odious ex-boss. Celulari sets about to seduce the club owner's daughter Claudia Ohana, but she proves to be no pushover. The play on which this film is based was very obviously influenced by the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill, especially The Threepenny Opera and Happy Days. Malandro was released in Brazil … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Musical & Performing Arts, Art House & International
Directed By: ,
Written By: Ruy Guerra, Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Orlando Senna
In Theaters:
MK2 Productions


as Max Overseas

as Ludmila Struedel

as Margot

as Tigrao

as Otto Strudell

as Satiro Bilhar

as Victoria Strudell

as Doris Pelanca

as Dorinha Tubao

as Shirley Paquete

as Mimi Bibelo

as Doris Pelanca

as Porfirio

as Porfirio
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Ópera do Malandro is way more Love's Labour's Lost than Moulin Rouge!, both in formal execution and in its awkward orientation to World War II. The film means to be ersatz but perhaps not this much.

Full Review… | July 14, 2011
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