A Hora da Estrela (Hour of the Star) (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

A Hora da Estrela (Hour of the Star) (1986)

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This is a sympathetic, observant drama about the trials and tribulations of Macabea (Marcelia Cartaxo) who has left her home in northeastern Brazil to seek her fortune in Sao Paulo. Macabea misses her friends and family but stays with her dreams for the future -- even in the face of unfair treatment from her fellow office workers, her boyfriend, and her roommates. She has many traits that would resonate in a wide range of viewers, and she easily carries this story based on a novel by Clarice Lispector. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

José Dumont
as Olimpico de Jesus
Fernanda Montenegro
as Madame Carlota (the macumba)
Umberto Magnani
as Seu Raimundo
Claudia Rezende
as Maria da Penha
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Centered on a most singular heroine and sustained on impeccable performances, this is an excellent character study that understands our innate need for affection and can be incredibly funny in the sharp, intelligent way that it exposes how pathetic people can be.

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