Bingo: The King of the Mornings (Bingo - O rei das manhãs) (2017) - Rotten Tomatoes

Bingo: The King of the Mornings (Bingo - O rei das manhãs)2017

Bingo: The King of the Mornings (Bingo - O rei das manhãs) (2017)

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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 (11) | Top Critics (2)

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

December 18, 2017 | Full Review…

If Martin Scorsese directed a film about a children's entertainer it might look something like Brazilian biopic 'Bingo'.

December 13, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
Top Critic

Has little new to say about the perils and pitfalls of stardom, but the talent behind and in front of the camera give the clichés a fresh coat of grease paint.

December 21, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

Daniel Rezende's film is a little trite in its storyline, but its lusty, Scorsese-style picture of bad behaviour in the world of children's television is a circus show worth seeing.

December 17, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

An ambitious, sprawling, novelistic beast of a movie ...

December 17, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Dripping with '80s neon, drugs and clown sex, it's Boogie Nights with funny shoes.

December 15, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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