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O homem que copiava (2005)



Critic Consensus: Though it has some nice moments, The Man Who Copied spins out of control by the second half and wears out its welcome.

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A vida de um jovem que trabalha como operador de fotocopiadora de uma papelaria. Lázaro Ramos, Leandra Leal, Luana Piovani, Pedro Cardoso. Dirigido por Jorge Furtado.
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    R (for language and some brief nudity.)
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    TLA Releasing


Luana Piovani
as Marinês
Kike Barbosa
as Bêbado
Zé Adão Barbosa
as Homem das dragas
Irene Brietzke
as Cliente do supermercado
Renato Campão
as Gerente do supermercado
Alexandre Cebola
as Guarda do Carro-forte
Carlos Cunha
as Antunes
Renata de Lélis
as Caixa do supermercado
Nélson Diniz
as Cobrador do ônibus
Antônio Carlos Falcão
as Recepcionista do hotel
Maria Falkembach
as Mulher da loja
Giovana Fázio
as Garota na papelaria
Janaina Kremer
as Dona Maria
Sérgio Lulkin
as Sub-gerente do supermercado
Nadya Mendes
as Caixa do supermercado
Felipe Mônaco
as Vendedor da revenda
Artur Pinto
as Homem que dança
Sandra Possani
as Caixa do banco
Ivo Schergl
as Office-boy
Ana Paula Serpa
as Caixa da lotérica
Marco Sório
as Homem no restaurante
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Critic Reviews for O homem que copiava

All Critics (32) | Top Critics (13)

The Man Who Copied unfolds into a movie with a split personality, and the second half is no reproduction of the first.

Full Review… | July 7, 2005
Dallas Morning News
Top Critic

This Brazilian film starts as a quirky romantic comedy before suddenly becoming a violent crime drama. It's a radical turn, so much so that it almost goes over a cliff.

Full Review… | June 30, 2005
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Top Critic

Even after it loses its way, the movie suggests a world where anything can happen and no one -- certainly not the girl of one's dreams -- is quite who he or she seems to be.

Full Review… | June 24, 2005
Boston Globe
Top Critic

Remains never better than fair to middling pleasant.

Full Review… | June 3, 2005
Washington Post
Top Critic

This ambitious and sometimes entertaining Brazilian feature tries to pull off a tricky maneuver but doesn't quite get it done.

Full Review… | May 27, 2005
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

Engagingly flawed.

April 28, 2005
Los Angeles Times
Top Critic

Audience Reviews for O homem que copiava

I really liked this movie. Lázaro Ramos did a good job. This movie gives you a look through the mentality of the Brazilian lower-middle class. The plot was interesting and some parts are sort of funny.

Bruno Lot
Bruno Lot

A lighthearted, charming, very Brazilian and thoroughly entertaining little gem.

Ina S
Ina S

Super Reviewer


The Man Who Copied is a curiosity. It doesn't stick with a genre, and it's unclear to me if this is a fault or an asset. Jorge Furtado, the director, plays fast and loose with the story. He throws bits of this and that into the mix all of which adds up to an uncatogorizable film. Is it a thriller? A comedy? A romantic comedy? It's hard for me to even match this up with any other movie I've seen. I see this film as more of a sketch than an oiled machine, and yet, there's considerable depth to the story. (The story stuck with me for a while, and I spent some time discussing it with the friend I saw it with.) It's the depth, the incongruities that kept me thiking about it, that makes me like it. The Man Who Copied is anything but. It's an original.

Luke Johnson
Luke Johnson

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