Opera do Malandro (1986) - Rotten Tomatoes

Opera do Malandro (1986)





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This lush Brazilian musical is based on a stage musical by Chico Buarque. Set in Rio, it tells the story of a gangster who dreams of moving to America until he meets a gorgeous local girl.


Edson Celulari
as Max Overseas
Claudia Ohana
as Ludmila Struedel
Fábio Sabag
as Otto Strudell
Wilson Grey
as Satiro Bilhar
Maria Sílvia
as Victoria Strudell
Ilva Niño
as Doris Pelanca
as Dorinha Tubao
Djenane Machado
as Shirley Paquete
Katia Bronstein
as Mimi Bibelo
Luthero Luiz
as Porfirio
Ilva Nina
as Doris Pelanca
Lutero Luiz
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.

July 14, 2011 | Rating: C- | Full Review…

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