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Cartola, the Samba Legend (2007)

Cartola - Música Para os Olhos (original title)
Documentary on the life and times of one of the most prominent Brazilian samba composers, Cartola (Angenor de Oliveira).
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Credited cast:
Paulo Autran ... Himself (archive footage)
Chico Buarque Chico Buarque ... Himself (archive footage)
Sérgio Cabral Sérgio Cabral ... Himself
Carlos Cachaça Carlos Cachaça ... Himself (archive footage)
Sílvio Caldas Sílvio Caldas ... Himself (archive footage)
Hebe Camargo ... Herself (archive footage)
Elizeth Cardoso Elizeth Cardoso ... Herself (archive footage)
Cartola Cartola ... Himself (archive footage)
Beth Carvalho Beth Carvalho ... Herself (archive footage)
Nelson Cavaquinho Nelson Cavaquinho ... Himself (archive footage)
Steve Cochran ... Himself (archive footage)
Gal Costa ... Herself (archive footage)
Paulinho da Viola ... Himself (archive footage)
Aracy de Almeida Aracy de Almeida ... Herself (archive footage)
Hermínio Bello de Carvalho Hermínio Bello de Carvalho ... Himself
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Documentary on the life and times of one of the most prominent Brazilian samba composers, Cartola (Angenor de Oliveira).

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Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

6 April 2007 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Cartola - Muzica pentru ochi See more »

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Dolby
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Slapdash mishmash.
16 July 2007 | by agnes220cpwSee all my reviews

I was hoping to hear some good samba and other Brazilian music, but each time some musical number began, the commentator returned to the totally uninteresting interview subjects, who may have been terrific musicians but unfortunately one could not find that out from this chopped up mishmash of interview fragments of people who had nothing interesting to say. The same subjects were gone over and over again without culminating in any substance. The subtitles were, for the most part, illegible since they were written in white script over white surfaces. Picture quality was uniformly poor and the entire production was amateurishly done. It is a pity when Brazilian music has such a rich history and past.


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