Bingo: The King of the Mornings (Bingo - O rei das manhãs)

2017

Bingo: The King of the Mornings (Bingo - O rei das manhãs)

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Movie Info

Based on a true story, "Bingo" is a film about the man behind the mask. Augusto is an actor hungry for a place in the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the 50's. While starring in soft porn and soap operas he finally gets the chance to conquer the crowds when he is cast as "BINGO", a television host clown. With his irreverent humor and natural talent, the show is a big hit, but a clause on his contract forbids him to reveal his true identity. Augusto becomes an anonymous celebrity. With makeup on, he brings happiness to children across the country but not to his own son Gabriel, that sees his father distancing himself in search of recognition. Filled with irony and humor and an exaggerated pop look from the backstage universe of the Brazilian 80's television, the film tells the incredible and surreal story of a man that whilst looking for his artistic value, finds his personal decay.

Cast

Soren Hellerup
as Peter Olsen
Vladimir Brichta
as Augusto Mendes / Bingo
Pedro Bial
as Armando
Augusto Madeira
as Vasconcelos
Ana Lúcia Torre
as Marta Mendes
Raul Barreto
as Dono do Circo
Ricardo Ciciliano
as Claudio Ricardo
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Critic Reviews for Bingo: The King of the Mornings (Bingo - O rei das manhãs)

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

  • Brichta gives a compellingly wired performance, his fast-talking energy recalling the inspired intensity of vintage Robin Williams or Jim Carrey.

    Dec 18, 2017 | Full Review…
  • The film has little to offer in terms of ideas or insight other than to say: "All this, while being a clown! For kids! Isn't that just mad?" It's Brazil's official entry for this year's Oscars. I won't be betting on it.

    Dec 14, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
    Top Critic
  • It is a laborious drama, which takes the true-life myth for granted ...

    Dec 14, 2017 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • If Martin Scorsese directed a film about a children's entertainer it might look something like Brazilian biopic 'Bingo'.

    Dec 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Cath Clarke

    Time Out
    Top Critic
  • Bowling along at a cracking pace and with a deliciously retro look, Rezende's film has a buoyancy and joi-de-vivre that acts as a welcome counterweight to the story - the self-destruction of the man behind Bingo the clown.

    Nov 10, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • It's a thinly disguised biopic, a free-wheeling, no-holds-barred satire on television, celebrity and actors for whom real life is a stage, done in a very Brazilian way that lets the emotions hang out.

    Aug 27, 2018 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

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