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Lisbela and the Prisoner (2003)

Lisbela e o Prisioneiro (original title)
Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers... See full summary »

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Guel Arraes

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Guel Arraes (screenplay), Jorge Furtado (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
André Mattos ... Tenente Guedes
Aramis Trindade Aramis Trindade ... Jurado
Bruno Garcia Bruno Garcia ... Douglas
Carlos Casagrande Carlos Casagrande ... Mocinho (seriado)
Cláudio Perotto Cláudio Perotto ... Vilão (seriado)
Débora Falabella ... Lisbela
Heloísa Périssé Heloísa Périssé ... Prazeres
Paula Lavigne Paula Lavigne ... Samara / Monga, a Mulher Gorila (as Laura P.)
Lívia Falcão Lívia Falcão ... Francisquinha
Luisa Arraes Luisa Arraes ... Dama de honra (as Luiza Arraes)
Marco Nanini ... Frederico Evandro
Michelle Birkheuer Michelle Birkheuer ... Mocinha (seriado)
Selton Mello ... Leléu
Tadeu Mello Tadeu Mello ... Cabo Citonho
Virginia Cavendish Virginia Cavendish ... Inaura
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Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers, such as the woman who gets transformed into a gorilla. He gets involved with Linaura, a sexy and beautiful woman who happens to be the wife of the most frightening hitman of the place. The hitman finds out his wife's affair and goes after Leléu, who has to leave in a hurry. In another town, he meets and falls instantly in love with Lisbela, who is engaged to Douglas, a hillbilly who tries hard to pass for a cosmopolitan Rio de Janeiro dweller. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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Comedy | Romance

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

22 August 2003 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Lisbela See more »

Filming Locations:

Igarassu, Pernambuco, Brazil See more »

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Crazy Credits

The closing credits run over an audience leaving a movie theater, tying in with Leléu and Lisbela's last dialogue. As expected, a couple stays until the end. See more »

Connections

References Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (1931) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Carol
Written by Neil Sedaka and Howard Greenfield
Performed by Caetano Veloso and Jorge Mautner
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Delightful Romantic Comedy
22 July 2005 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In the country of Northeast of Brazil, Leléu (Selton Mello) is a nomad rascal, traveling through different small towns, cheating people and having one night stand with the local women. While escaping from Inaura (Virgínia Cabendish), who has felt in love with him after a brief affair, and her cuckold husband, the hit man Frederico Evandro (Marcos Nanini), who wants to kill him, Leléu arrives in a small town. There, he meets Lisbela (Débora Falabella), the daughter of Tenente Guedes (André Mattos) and a romantic film lover, who is engaged of Douglas (Bruno Garcia) and is going to get married with him, and, like in a movie with happy end, they fall in love for each other.

"Lisbela e o Prisioneiro" is a delightful romantic comedy, supported by funny characters, situations, expressions and sayings very typical in the country of Brazil. I am not sure whether foreigners would appreciate or understand the richness of our national culture in this movie, but the story certainly reaches persons of different social classes in my country. The cast and direction are excellent and the music score is outstanding, highlight the song "Você não me Ensinou a te Esquecer" ("You Have not Taught me How to Forget You"), of Caetano Veloso. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Lisbela e o Prisioneiro" ("Lisbela and the Prisoner")


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