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Estomago: A Gastronomic Story (2007)

Estômago (original title)
In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place ... See full summary »

Director:

Marcos Jorge

Writers:

Fabrizio Donvito (screenplay collaborator), Marcos Jorge (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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27 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
João Miguel João Miguel ... Raimundo Nonato / Rosmarino
Fabiula Nascimento Fabiula Nascimento ... Íria
Babu Santana Babu Santana ... Bujiú
Carlo Briani Carlo Briani ... Giovanni
Zeca Cenovicz Zeca Cenovicz ... Zulmiro
Paulo Miklos Paulo Miklos ... Etcetera
Jean Pierre Noher ... Duque
Andrea Fumagalli Andrea Fumagalli ... Francesco
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Betina Belli Betina Belli ... Dona da Pensão
Luiz Brambila Luiz Brambila ... Lambari
Ed Canedo Ed Canedo ... Travesti
Adriano Carvalhaes Adriano Carvalhaes ... Suely
Altamar Cezar Altamar Cezar ... Zé Português
Helder Clayton Helder Clayton ... Sequestro (as Helder Silva)
Syd Correa Syd Correa ... Boquenga
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Storyline

In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place in society. He arrives in town without a penny in his pockets and starts working as help in a decadent bar, a nasty place, lost amid the urban desert. He sleeps in the storage room on the back, and under a cold neon light learns how to fry "pastel" and "coxinhas", outdoing his "master", Zulmiro, the owner of the bar. Nonato is ignorant, but talented. He knows how to work the kitchen, soon others realize it too. The first one to notice him, is Iria, a prostitute, who doesn't know how to cook but loves to eat and starts an affair with him. Then, Giovanni, the owner of the Boccaccio (an Italian restaurant in the neighborhood), offers Nonato a job as his apprentice. A turn of events results in Nonato spending time in prison. For the prisoners and their boss, the violent Bujiù, Nonato is a savior; in ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Drama

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Official Sites:

Official site [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil | Italy

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

11 April 2008 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Estomago: A Gastronomic Story See more »

Filming Locations:

Curitiba, Paraná, Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

BRL800,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$705,327
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

Bujiú: Hey Rosemary, why do you bring one dish at a time, man? Why don't you bring them all and sit your ass down?
Nonato: Because you can't mix it all in one plate. You must savor the flavors. One at a time. You must taste each ingredient, everything...
Lino: Why is that for? It'll all end up in my stomach, right? They'll get mixed up once inside.
Nonato: But you don't eat shit just because food turns into shit in your guts. Does anyone eat shit here?
Lambari: I never did, but... I made a loser eat some.
Suely: That's so gross! I'm ...
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Wonderful movie
19 February 2008 | by welingto-1See all my reviews

I saw the movie at the ninth edition of the Rio International Film Festival. Estômago, a Gastronomic Story, wins four awards at Latin America's largest movie showcase. It's about Nonato (João Miguel), who immigrant from the northeast to the south of Brazil and becomes a talented cook. He uses his talent to get a better life and to get the attention of a a voracious and beautiful prostitute Iri (Fabiola Nascimento) The official jury gave "Estomago" a special jury prize as well as awards for best director and best actor (Joao Miguel). The Brazil-Italy co-production also took home the audience award. "Estomago" centers on a talented cook who aims to use his culinary skills to gain power and love.


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