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Basic Sanitation, the Movie (2007)

Saneamento Básico, O Filme (original title)
A small community of descendants of Italian immigrants in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Sul resorts to making a video to try to solve the problems of basic sanitation that plague their village.

Director:

Jorge Furtado

Writer:

Jorge Furtado
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Cast

Credited cast:
Fernanda Torres ... Marina
Wagner Moura ... Joaquim
Camila Pitanga ... Silene
Bruno Garcia Bruno Garcia ... Fabrício
Janaína Kremer Motta Janaína Kremer Motta ... Marcela (as Janaína Kremer)
Lázaro Ramos ... Zico
Tonico Pereira Tonico Pereira ... Antônio
Paulo José Paulo José ... Otaviano
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcelo Aquino Marcelo Aquino ... Leonardo
Irene Brietzke Irene Brietzke ... Teacher
Zéu Britto Zéu Britto ... 1st Workman
Felipe De Paula Felipe De Paula ... Mayor's Driver
Sérgio Lulkin Sérgio Lulkin ... Mayor
Giovanni Martini Giovanni Martini ... Boy with the lighter
Lúcio Mauro Filho Lúcio Mauro Filho ... 2nd Workman
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A small community of descendants of Italian immigrants in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Sul resorts to making a video to try to solve the problems of basic sanitation that plague their village.

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Comedy

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

20 July 2007 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Basic Sanitation, The Movie See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$773,669
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Io Che Amo Solo Te
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Performed by Sergio Endrigo
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Adorei
1 January 2008 | by imtugaSee all my reviews

I saw this movie at the "2ª Mostra de Cinema Brasileiro" in Lisbon, Portugal. On that day, all the movies played were directed by Jorge Furtado. I'd already seen "O Homem que Copiava" (on DVD in Portugal) and "Meu Tio Matou um Cara" (on DVD in Brazil) and enjoyed them a lot, so i was ready for some more. I invited some friends to come along. The result was extremely positive. We all laughed out hard, along with the rest of the audience that filled the cinema (São Jorge). It's a lightweight comedy, low-budget, with great acting, an original plot and, of course, some political and social criticism about the "system". But ultimately, it's a fun, feel good and intelligent movie... unlike something stupid/unfunny and 1000 x bigger budget like "Evan Almighty", which I saw yesterday. I would compare this movie with a Portuguese movie that also came out on 2007 "Dot.com", which i also highly recommend.

Unfortunately, other Portuguese country fellows who didn't had the opportunity to see this film at this festival, will never make to see it. The movie wasn't released on cinema, and probably will not be released on DVD either. "O Homem que Copiava", actually was released on DVD in Portugal, but "Meu Tio Matou um Cara" (as well as many other good Brazilian titles) wasn't. One of the many misfits of piracy, drying the funds necessary for the distribution of good movies that are not necessarily "blockbusters"... :(


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