SIMONAL - NO ONE KNOWS HOW TOUGH IT WAS

SIMONAL - NINGUÉM SABE O DURO QUE DEI

By Claudio MANOEL, Calvito LEAL, Micale LANGER

TV ZERO - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2008

Wilson Simonal was the biggest star in the Brazilian music scene, all of a sudden it was all over. Whatever happened to Wilson Simonal?

    • Year of production
    • 2008
    • Genres
    • Documentary, Musical
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Duration
    • 84 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Claudio MANOEL, Calvito LEAL, Micale LANGER
    • Writer(s)
    • Claudio MANOEL, Calvito LEAL, Micael LANGER
    • Producer(s)
    • Rodrigo LETIER (TvZERO), Raul SCHMIDT (Jaya), Manfredo BARETTO
    • Synopsis
    • In an age when talents were both revolutionary and eternal, Wilson Simonal shined like no other and innovated like few. With his charisma, sympathy, swing, charm, sex appeal and a lot of talent, he was the most successful star in Brazil and even made fans abroad. All of a sudden it was all over. Gossip, accusations, mysteries, patrols and chases, whatever happened to Wilson Simonal?
      Simonal – No One Knows How Hard It Was, portraits the impressive trajectory of a former army private, that reigned sovereign in pop culture and ended up being ostracized for a crime he swore innocence. With interviews from friends, enemies and, mainly, through the images of the exuberant performances of this great artist, the film also answers questions for the first time in history. Was Simonal an informant during the Brazilian dictatorship? Was he friendly with the military? Or was his greatest crime being black, millionaire and a sex symbol in a country and time where racist was latent in the society?
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