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God Is Brazilian (2003)

Deus é Brasileiro (original title)
God is getting tired. So he looks for a saint to take his place for a while.


Carlos Diegues


João Emanuel Carneiro, José Carvalho (storyline consultant) (as José de Carvalho) | 4 more credits »
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Credited cast:
Antônio Fagundes ... Deus
Wagner Moura ... Taoca
Paloma Duarte ... Madá
Bruce Gomlevsky Bruce Gomlevsky ... Quinca das Mulas
Stepan Nercessian ... Baudelé
Castrinho Castrinho ... Goró
Hugo Carvana Hugo Carvana ... Quincas Batalha
Chico Assis Chico Assis ... Cezão
Thiago Farias Thiago Farias ... Messias
Susana Werner Susana Werner ... Senhorita Agá
Toni Garrido Toni Garrido ... São Pedro
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ivana Iza Ivana Iza ... Estela
Vitor Diegues Meuren Vitor Diegues Meuren ... Anjo 1


God decides to take a vacation - but, first, He has to find a saint who can rule the universe while He's away. For that, He goes to Brazil's northeast, where He believes there's a very good man for the job - but, during His mission, He becomes friend of a very smart young man, Taoca. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

31 January 2003 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Bóg jest Brazylijczykiem See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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And God created Brazil
12 February 2006 | by jotix100See all my reviews

Carlos Diegues, the Brazilian director, takes us on a trip of enlightenment, when he invites us to come along in this road movie, in which God, taking the form of a man of a certain age, appears to a young man who doesn't believe in anything. Taoca, the young man, decides to accompany the God figure in a trip which will make him watch, first hand, what this larger than life figure has in store for him.

Mr. Diegues is a director that always surprises. In this film, he is playing with our credibility as Taoca and God travel through the back roads of that vast country that is Brazil. In the process, Taoca goes from being skeptic, to a complete understanding about what this God is all about and what he is capable of doing. Mr. Diegues' films have a great look because of the director's sense of color that must be evident in the places where his movies are set.

The film is made more enjoyable because of the interplay of Antonio Fagundes, who plays God, and Wagner Moura, an actor who shows great promise. Mr. Fagundes is perfect as the God reincarnated. Wagner Moura, who we had admired in "Caminho das Nuvems", brings the right blend of skepticism and humor to the situation he is thrown into. We also see Paloma Duarte, who plays Mada, a young woman with a sad past, who goes along with two strangers, leaving her dreary life behind.

"Deus E Brasileiro" will delight Mr. Diegues' fans.

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