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FAROSTE CABOCLO

By René SAMPAIO

REPUBLICA PUREZA FILMES - as PROD

First film - Completed 2012

Faroeste Caboclo its a
social-romantic drama, with a tragic ending.
The story is centered in the romance between João de Santo Cristo, a
charming thief, migrant, black and poor and Maria Lúcia, a white
college girl and bored with the middle-high class.

    • Year of production
    • 2012
    • Genres
    • First film
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 3 - 5 M$
    • Duration
    • 104 mn
    • Director(s)
    • René SAMPAIO
    • Writer(s)
    • Marcos BERNSTEIN, Victor ATHERINO, Paulo LINS
    • Producer(s)
    • Marcello LUDWIG MAIA (República Pureza ), Bianca DE FELLIPES (Gavea Filmes), René SAMPAIO (Fogo Cerrado)
    • Synopsis
    • Faroeste Caboclo is the adaptation of the eponymous song by Renato
      Russo, a famous Brazilian singer and composer who, in the style of Bob
      Dylan, knew how to delight crowds by telling stories and singing with
      his lyrics. The song that inspired the movie has 9 minutes, no
      repeated verse and was a great success in the 80´s. The screenplay is
      by Marco Bernstein (Central do Brasil) and also has the collaboration
      of Paulo Lins, author of City of God. Faroeste Caboclo its a
      social-romantic drama, with a tragic ending.
      The story is centered in the romance between João de Santo Cristo, a
      charming thief, migrant, black and poor and Maria Lúcia, a white
      college girl and bored with the middle-high class. In the middle of
      this romance is Jeremias, a playboy, addicted drug dealer that fights
      with João for land, and the love of Maria Lúcia. The couple is
      interpreted by Fabrício Boliveira and Ísis Valverde, while Felipe Abib
      lives the antagonist. Set in the early '80s, the protagonist knows the
      rise and fall in living this romance. In a clash of interest, drug
      dealers and the police conflict with one another , while the end of
      the military dictatorship in the Capital of Brasil,
      Brasilia takes place. The wanderings and tedium of a young rocker, who
      lived in a city still being built, are the backdrop for this story
      that is played in the rhythm of Sex Pistols, Joy Division, The Clash
      and other bands of the Punk movement.
      The film is the feature debut of director René Sampaio, already
      established in Brazil as director of advertising films. Sampaio has an
      extensive career in advertising, with more than 300 commercial and
      received several awards including a Silver Lion in Cannes with the
      film Kitchen para a DM9/DDB. Also, he wrote, produced and directed the
      2000 film Sinistro, a very successful short film winning over 15
      International Awards in international festivals. In 2006 he was
      elected Director of the Year by the ABP, Brazilian Advertisement
      Association.
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