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Durval Records (2002)

Durval Discos (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama, Music | 28 March 2003 (Brazil)
Durval and his mother Carmita live at the back of "Durval Discos", a record store they own in São Paulo, specializing in vinyl records. They lead a boring and unattractive life, until the ... See full summary »


Anna Muylaert


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Credited cast:
Ary França Ary França ... Durval
Etty Fraser Etty Fraser ... Carmita
Isabela Guasco Isabela Guasco ... Kiki
Marisa Orth Marisa Orth ... Elisabeth
Letícia Sabatella ... Célia
Rita Lee Rita Lee ... Tia Julieta
André Abujamra ... Fat Marley
Theo Werneck Theo Werneck ... DJ Theo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chico Américo Chico Américo
Tânia Bondezan Tânia Bondezan
Cláudia Juliana Cláudia Juliana
Bicudo Júnior Bicudo Júnior
Ken Kaneko Ken Kaneko
Marcelo Mansfield Marcelo Mansfield
Beto Mello Beto Mello


Durval and his mother Carmita live at the back of "Durval Discos", a record store they own in São Paulo, specializing in vinyl records. They lead a boring and unattractive life, until the day Durval hires a maid, Celia, to help his mother with the housekeeping. However, on her second day, Celia goes away leaving a 5-year-old child behind, Kiki, and a note promising to be back in a couple of days. Durval and Celia are charmed by the child at first, but soon they see some sad news about Celia and Kiki on TV that will change the whole situation. Written by <lukejoplin@infolink.com.br>

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Para ver, ouvir e dançar. (To see, listen and dance.)


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Release Date:

28 March 2003 (Brazil) See more »

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Filming Locations:

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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Dolby Digital


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A picture of time: a movie about empathy
27 January 2018 | by teban-25716See all my reviews

The movie was shot in 2002 trying to create a bound with the scenario of 1995, Brazil, São Paulo - Pinheiros. At the beginning, this movie shows a sequence that exposes the production crew relation with the local neighbourhood, exhibiting the cast titles in medias that are very particular from that neighbourhood (street signs, restaurant menus, publicity places that are very faithful with that brazilian context time). The context is built on the transition of the LP's to Cd's as a media for music consumption, but the strong part of the film is built on characters and the environment itself. Some people may say that the movie goes to this "nosense" direction, but It makes a lot of sense with you take it from the characters point of view. Nowadays people may expect that every character on movies should take the most rational decision, as if they were thinking as you think (that is actually one of the main issues regarding movie critics). The piece starts showing the environment of that particular place and time, creating gaps (indications) for the spectator to dive in that context and get empathy with characters displayed on the movie. The scrip is very peculiar and consistent, if you look deeply you will see the retrospective of a lot of terms (speak lines) and visuals. The soundtrack is really amusing and reaches a variety of songs that nowadays are taken as Brazilian classics (All "gringos" (foreigners) that have come to são paulo and have gone to real cultural places have heard at least a half of that soundtracks ). - yep they are really good songs even that I have never heard them live. And thats the beauty of internet, you are able to create your own listening experience without ever knowing the real characters at that specific time.

I'm really Sorry for the bad english, I just felt very indignant with the first review about this film that was displayed at my IMDB timeline from Claudio Carvalho18 - June 2004, witch was a shallow review. That motivated me on writing these words. This movie should really get way more than 6.9.

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