Biography Movies in Brazil
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Biography Movies from Brazil
A Dangerous Practice
Through the spirit of Dr. Fritz, a German doctor who died during the First World War, José Arigó became a hope for a cure for millions of people by performing spiritual surgery, helping about 2 million people....
Portuguese 2022 108 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-07-16
Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put ......
Portuguese, German 2004 141 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-09-07
Cazuza: Time Doesn't Stop
The life and times of Cazuza, Brazilian singer/poet/enfant terrible, from his start with rock group "Barão Vermelho", to his death from Aids, in 1990, showing his career, love affairs, and involvement with drugs....
Portuguese, English 2004 98 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-12-01
Fiction/documentary about great Brazilian singer Nelson Gonçalves, where interviews about him are mixed with dramatization of episodes in his life. The film tell us about Nelson's childhood, the time when he tried his luck as a pr......
Portuguese 2002 72 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-11-12
The life of Brazilian actress Odete Lara, muse of the movement called Cinema Novo in Brazil, who exchanged stardom for a quiet and religious life....
Portuguese, Italian 2002 107 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-11-16
Loose portrait of João Francisco dos Santos, also known as Madame Satã, a sometime chef, transvestite, lover, father, hero and convict from Rio de Janeiro....
Portuguese 2002 105 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-11-30
At the Edge of the Earth
On 17 May 1931, the young director Mário Peixoto released his masterpiece "Limite" in a premiere in Capitólio Theater in Rio de Janeiro to astonished audiences bewildered by the impressive and poetic images. Considered by many vie......
Portuguese 2001 75 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-11-26
Pierre Fatumbi Verger: Mensageiro Entre Dois Mundos
Documentary about French-born Pierre Verger, who lived between Bahia (Brazil) and Africa from 1946 until his death in 1996, and dedicated himself to photograph and research the Candomblé rites, becoming himself deeply involved wit......
Portuguese, French, Yoruba, Fon 2000 82 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-09-23
Cartas da Mãe
Documentary about the cartoonist Henrique de Souza Filho aka Henfil (1944-1988)....
N/A 2000 30 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-11-15
Villa-Lobos: Uma Vida de Paixão
The film tells the story of an intuitive, adventurous man who loved his country and being Brazilian. This man fought to be loyal to himself. His music is a transparent portrait of his genius, intuition, freedom, adventure, and pas......
Portuguese 2000 132 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-10-11
Palavra e Utopia
The story of Father Antonio Vieira, a 17th-century Portuguese priest who lived in Brazil and worked for better treatment of the Indians and to abolish slavery....
Portuguese 2000 130 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-09-09
On the eve of his return to Europe after an extended involuntary stay in 16th-century Brazil, the German sailor Hans Staden is captured by a hostile cannibal Indian tribe. In order to survive he tries to convince the Indians that ......
Tupi, German, Portuguese, French 1999 92 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-08-17
Gente de Expressão
The host conducts in-depth interviews with famous people....
Portuguese 1998 52 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-11-01
O Velho: A História de Luiz Carlos Prestes
Brazil's history during the 20th Century serves as a background to Luiz Carlos Prestes's curious course. The Knight of Hope, as he was known, took part in the epic march of rebellious soldiers in the '20s, when he could testify Br......
Portuguese, Russian 1997 105 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-11-09
O Cineasta da Selva
The life of Silvino Santos (1886-1970), a Portuguese man who fell in love with the Amazon River. At thirteen, Silvino crosses the Atlantic at the turn of the century in search of that fantastic Amazon imagined by Europeans. In 191......
Portuguese 1997 87 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-07-28
Bocage, the Triumph of Love
The film follows Manuel Maria du Bocage, 18th-century poet, as he travels through the world from orgy to orgy and from excess to excess....
Portuguese 1997 85 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-07-29
Who Killed Pixote?
Based on the true story of Fernando Ramos da Silva, actor of Hector Babenco's Pixote (1980)....
Portuguese 1996 116 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-07-14
A Última Semana
'The Final Week' dramatically depicts the story of Christ's passion....
Portuguese 1996 220 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-11-04
Carmen Miranda: Bananas Is My Business
A biography of the Portuguese-Brazilian singer Carmen Miranda, whose most distinctive feature was her tutti frutti hat. She came to the US as the "Brazilian Bombshell" and was a Broadway and Hollywood star in the 1940s....
English, Portuguese 1995 91 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-07-08
The real story of a captain who, during the military dictatorship in Brazil, deserted Brazilian Army and got involved in left-wing guerilla groups, becoming one of their most prominent leaders....
Portuguese 1994 130 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-07-09
Sermões - A História de Antônio Vieira
History of father Antônio Vieira, born in Portugal, in 1608, and who died in Salvador, Brasil, in 1697. Considered one of the greatest Portuguese writers, master in Rhetoric, he was persecuted and condemned by Portuguese Inquisiti......
Portuguese 1989 78 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-08-28
Prisoner of Rio
The story of the great train robber Ronald Biggs....
Polish, English 1988 90 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-07-01
Biography of Patrícia Galvão, aka Pagu, a legendary personage, muse and activist of Brazilian Modernism in art, during the 1920s until the 1940s. She shocked the society of her time, but charmed artists such as painter Tarsila do ......
Portuguese 1987 100 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-07-30
A star studded biography of Brazilian legend Leila Diniz, born in 1945 to a communist couple. She grows up to be an extraordinary woman in her own, undefinable, and unique style, unheard of in Brazilian society. She causes the gre......
Portuguese 1987 101 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-10-19
Com Licença, Eu Vou à Luta
Based on a famous autobiography, this film tells of teenage angst, as lived in the miserable lower middle class Rio bedroom suburbs, by 15 year-old Eliane. To boot, she comes from a dysfunctional family. Her mother is particularly......
Portuguese 1986 81 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-07-30
Sonho Sem Fim
The story of one of Brazilian cinema's pioneers, Eduardo Abelim, from the start of his career, in Rio de Janeiro, until his filming of the 1930 Revolution. To promote his films, Abelim would even perform car stunts, give classes o......
Portuguese 1986 93 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-08-02
The Man in the Black Cape
Biography of Brazilian congressman Tenório Cavalcanti, who used to appear in public carrying a machine-gun, and wearing a black cloak....
Portuguese 1986 120 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-07-25
A fragmented style, patchwork of interviews with Caetano Veloso's friends, mixed with conversations, thoughts, scenes of dance and literature excerpts....
Portuguese 1986 112 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-11-05
Marquesa de Santos
The scandalous love affair between Don Pedro I, first emperor of Brazil, and his lover Domitila de Castro Canto e Mello, Marquise of Santos, and its repercussions in the Brazilian court....
Portuguese 1984 N/A Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-09-27
The story of João "Jango" Goulart, the Brazilian left-wing president deposed by the military....
Portuguese 1984 115 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-11-15
Luz del Fuego
While riding a motorboat along Guanabara Bay, Gaspar, an elderly senator, tells the nurse that between the 50's and 60's he became involved with an exotic dancer, Luz Del Fuego, who adopted this stage name when she saw the name on......
Portuguese 1982 102 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-07-29
Vinicius de Moraes, Um Rapaz de Família
Film made by the daughter of Vinicius de Moraes, and completed after the death of the poet. At the beginning, the old photos and the narrative made by Vinicius go over his life from childhood to the time he leaves his diplomatic c......
N/A 1980 31 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-06-19
Castro Alves is the great poet of the black slaves' liberation, in 19th century Brazil. Eugenia Camara is the wild actress who crosses the Atlantic and finds herself torn between two loves, in a whirlwind of passion....
Portuguese 1949 140 min Biography Movies from Brazil 2023-05-22