The life of Brazilian actress Odete Lara, muse of the movement called Cinema Novo in Brazil, who exchanged stardom for a quiet and religious life.


Rita Buzzar (screenplay), Odete Lara (books) | 1 more credit »


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Credited cast:
Christine Fernandes Christine Fernandes ... Lara Brandini
Caco Ciocler ... Guima
Maria Manoella Maria Manoella ... Lara - jovem
Tuca Andrada ... Eric
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Camilo Beviláqua Camilo Beviláqua ... Francesco
Marcos Caruso ... Apresentador da Rádio
Hugo Carvana Hugo Carvana ... Ator Premiado
Arduíno Colassanti Arduíno Colassanti ... Pescador
Severino Dada Severino Dada ... Contra-regra da rádio
Diogo Dahl Diogo Dahl ... Johnny
Emílio de Mello ... Luigi
Martino Duane Martino Duane ... Nanni
Thelmo Fernandes Thelmo Fernandes
Adriano Garib Adriano Garib ... Comparsa de Johnny
Gilberto Gawronski Gilberto Gawronski ... Iberê


Biography of Brazilian actress Odete Lara, a sex symbol in theater, television, music, and cinema. The film begins in the fifties, when Odete was 21. The country was at the start of a rapid process of industrialization and social change. The daughter of Italian immigrants born in São Paulo, she had to overcome traumas, among these, the suicide of her parents. She went on to be in Brazil's first-ever fashion parade/show. She entranced the founder of the Museum of Art (MASP) where the fashion parade was being held, and her career was hence launched. Lara then became an icon in TV advertising. This 'blonde goddess', however, left her career at its peak to devote herself to a life of meditation and religious devotion, in the mountains of Rio de Janeiro. Written by up and out

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Biography | Drama






Portuguese | Italian

Release Date:

20 October 2002 (Brazil) See more »

Filming Locations:

Lumiar, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Nova Era See more »
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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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