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Mango Yellow (2002)

Amarelo Manga (original title)
TV-MA | | Drama | 15 August 2003 (Brazil)
Short stories revolving around a bar and a hotel in Recife, unveil a mosaic of exotic characters living in the Brazilian underground: a butcher married with an evangelical woman, a ... See full summary »

Director:

Cláudio Assis

Writer:

Hilton Lacerda
27 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Matheus Nachtergaele Matheus Nachtergaele ... Dunga
Jonas Bloch ... Isaac
Leona Cavalli ... Lígia
Dira Paes ... Kika
Chico Díaz ... Wellinton Kanibal
Conceição Camaroti Conceição Camaroti ... Aurora
Magdale Alves Magdale Alves ... Dayse
Jones Melo Jones Melo ... Padre
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Sebastião da Silva José Sebastião da Silva ... Coconut water seller
Taveira Júnior Taveira Júnior ... Taxi Driver
Everaldo Pontes Everaldo Pontes
Cosme Soares Cosme Soares
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Short stories revolving around a bar and a hotel in Recife, unveil a mosaic of exotic characters living in the Brazilian underground: a butcher married with an evangelical woman, a necrophile in love with a bar owner, a transvestite, and many others. Written by <lukejoplin@infolink.com.br>

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Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

15 August 2003 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Amarillo mango See more »

Filming Locations:

Olinda, Pernambuco, Brazil See more »

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Runtime:

| (Festivalissimo Montreal)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Bleak and pointless
11 October 2003 | by guillaumebarreauSee all my reviews

I went to see this film based on the favourable comments from other Imdb users but I hated it. I am a foreigner living in Brazil and I can tell you that if I saw Brazil the way the director does, I would be on the next plane out of here. I thought the film was insulting, showing the misery in the most degrading and despising way. I am not denying of course that this misery exists but I don't think that the lower class is as repugnant as the film wants to portray it. Religious beliefs, which probably helps a lot of poor people cope with a harsh reality, is shown as a superficial veneer on top of some badly repressed bestiality. In the middle of a film which portrays all its characters as a bunch of near animals, there is a shot where a man is reading a book by Nietzsche. Was this irony? A "clin d'oeil" of the director to his middle class audience? I didn't know what to make of this.

There have been some really good brazilian films lately (eu,tu,eles, central do Brasil,...) but this is not one of them. In fact it seems like a return to the really crap 70s brazilian films where compulsive swearing, unrealistic emotional intensity from beginning to end and any excuse to show a woman's pubic hair were the main ingredients.


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