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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 »

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Anna Muylaert

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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
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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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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

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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Color
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Nostalgia for the past : Not at all a children's film.
27 June 2007 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Durval Discos directed by Anna Muylaert is a film for those viewers who let a film to progress at its own rhythm. Although it is about a young girl,it cannot be termed as a children's film although it can be shown to young children, teenagers and youngsters.It is certainly not at all meant for non serious viewers more interested in Michael Schumacher kind of start. If ordinary viewers remain patient they will be suitably rewarded as there are numerous twists and turns related to this film's plot. One more good thing about this film is that it will surely dispel the notion that most of the films made in Brazil are violent films. Those who have seen "Alice in the cities" by Wim Wenders will be quick to recognize the common similarities related to both the films.This film is little different from the German film as in it the suspense builds slowly to ultimately result in an amazing finale. Like Rudiger Vogler in Wender's film, Ary Franca too gives a memorable performance as Durval. With "Durval Discos", admirers of Vinyl or LP or 33 tours will surely get a taste of the nostalgia for the past.


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