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São Paulo, Sociedade Anônima (1965)

| Drama
A man lives in conflict as he deals with his friends and love interests against the backdrop of São Paulo.

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Luiz Sérgio Person (as Luís Sérgio Person)

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Luiz Sérgio Person (as Luís Sérgio Person)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Ana Esmeralda ... Hilda
Eva Wilma ... Luciana
Otelo Zeloni ... Arturo
Walmor Chagas ... Carlos
Darlene Glória Darlene Glória ... Ana
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mário Audrá Mário Audrá ... (as Mário Aldrá)
Lenoir Bittencourt Lenoir Bittencourt
Victorio Bondiolli Victorio Bondiolli
Osmano Cardoso Osmano Cardoso
João Chalherani João Chalherani
Nadir Fernandes Nadir Fernandes
Etty Fraser Etty Fraser ... Neighbor
Marta Gonda Marta Gonda ... Arturo's daughter
Renato Gonda Renato Gonda ... Arturo's son
Ricardo Gonda Ricardo Gonda ... Arturo's son
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In São Paulo, Carlos leaves his wife Luciana and his son seeking a new beginning of his life. While wandering through the streets of São Paulo, Carlos recalls the period between 1957 and 1961, when he was a twenty-five year-old employee of Volkswagen in the boom of the automobile industry in Brazil working in the Quality Control of the factory. He meets the supplier Arturo, the Italian immigrant owner of an auto parts, and he accepts his gears even with defects, receiving a commission in return. Meanwhile the easy Ana becomes his mistress, and later he has an affair with the romantic nihilist intellectual Hilda. When he meets bourgeois Ana in the English class, they date and later she becomes his fiancée and wife. Along the years, the rude Carlos loses his job in Volkswagen and becomes manager of Arturo's factory; he has an existential crisis, losing his identity and becoming part of the gear of the process of industrialization of São Paulo. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Trivia

Official submission of Brazil to the 1966's Oscars in the best foreign language film category. See more »

Goofs

At about 40 minutes in, there's a scene with a television in the background and a few people watching it. We hear the theme song from the US television series BEWITCHED, which aired from 1964 to 1972 -- after the timeframe of this film. Also, what's shown on the TV doesn't match the opening credits of the TV series. See more »

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[first lines]
Luciana: Don't go away, Carlos. Don't go!
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Losing the Identity and Becoming Part of the Gear
1 June 2008 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In São Paulo, Carlos (Walmor Chagas) leaves his wife Luciana (Eva Wilma) and his son seeking a new beginning of his life. While wandering through the streets of São Paulo, Carlos recalls the period between 1957 and 1961, when he was a twenty-five year-old employee of Volkswagen in the boom of the automobile industry in Brazil working in the Quality Control of the factory. He meets the supplier Arturo (Otelo Zeloni), the Italian immigrant owner of an auto parts, and he accepts his gears even with defects, receiving a commission in return. Meanwhile the easy Ana (Darlene Glória) becomes his mistress, and later he has an affair with the romantic nihilist intellectual Hilda (Ana Esmeralda). When he meets bourgeois Ana in the English class, they date and later she becomes his fiancée and wife. Along the years, the rude Carlos loses his job in Volkswagen and becomes manager of Arturo's factory; he has an existential crisis, losing his identity and becoming part of the gear of the process of industrialization of São Paulo.

"São Paulo Sociedade Anônima" is an interesting sociological study of the process of industrialization of a Third World country. The screenplay discloses in a non-chronological the professional and romantic life of the lead character Carlos, who sees along the process, hypocrisy, corruption, ambition, exploration and futility through his loves and his boss and has a breakdown, trying to erase his existence and having a refreshing start. But in the end, he finds stranded in São Paulo, without means to make his dream come true. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "São Paulo Sociedade Anônima" ("São Paulo Anonymous Society")


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