BLACK GOLD

OURO NEGRO

By Isa ALBUQUERQUE

OLHAR DISTRIBUIDORA - as PROD

Epic - Completed 2009

In the 1910's, brazilians believed that there wasn't petroleum in the country. But some men went through all of the loss of creed to bring proof that they were wrong. This story is about these adventurers, who dared to drill the soil and find the Black Gold.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Epic, Drama, Historical
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 115 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Isa ALBUQUERQUE
    • Writer(s)
    • Ana Lúcia ANDRADE, Duba ELIA, Isa ALBUQUERQUE
    • Producer(s)
    • Isa ALBUQUERQUE (Íris Cinematográfica)
    • Synopsis
    • Alagoas, 1910. The German physician and geologist José Gosch (Odillon Wagner) developed a small shale processing plant. His dream, however, is to deploy an oil company. Gosch works in partnership with his coined Inocêncio (Daniel Dantas) that develops ambiguous links with Otto Manheimer (Felipe Kannemberg), renowned American engineer hired by the Brazilian government.
      The murder of Joseph Gosch in 1918 interrupts the search for oil in Alagoas. In the mid-20s, both his son Pedro (Thiago Fragoso) and godson João (Danton Mello) majors in Engineering and pursue, in different ways, the dream left by José Gosch.
      Alongside the pursuit of Brazilian oil, these characters live intense passionate stories, too. In a plot of passions and dreams, only one goal: the dream of national progress.
      Black Gold is freely inspired by real events and characters.
    • Beginning of shooting
    • Aug 01, 2005
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