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Bye bye Brazil

Directed by: Luiz Carlos Barreto.

Cast: Josâe Wilker, Betty Faria, Zaira Zambelli, Fabio Junior.

The film follows a troup of carnival-type entertainers in a land caught up in an avalanche of social change. In Portuguese with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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The Jew

Directed by: Jom Tob Azulay.

Cast: Filipe Pinheiro, Dina Sfat, Mario Viegas, Jose Lewgoy.

In 18th-century Portugal, a popular writer is accused of heresy despite his "conversion" to Catholicism. Imprisoned and faced with a difficult choice, he must stand up to a ferocious church hierarchy at odds with a decadent monarchy. In Portuguese with English subtitles. VHS.

 

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Quilombo

Directed by: Carlos Diegues.

Cast: Antonio Pompeo, Zeze Motta, Toni Tornado, Vera Fischer, Antonio Pitanga, Mauricio Do Valle, Grande Otelo.

In 17th century Brazil, groups of runaway black slaves escaped to mountainous jungle strongholds, where they formed self-governing communities known as quilombos. Portuguese dialogue, with English subtitles. VHS.

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