VIPS-TRUE STORIES OF A LIAR

"VIPS-HISTÓRIAS REAIS DE UM MENTIROSO"

By Mariana CALTABIANO

MARIANA CALTABIANO CRIAÇÕES - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2009

“Vips-True Stories of a Liar” is a feature documentary based on the bestseller by Mariana Caltabiano. The rights of the book were also bought by Universal Pictures that launched a fictional version of the story in 2011. Its a true story of a con man called Marcelo N. da Rocha.

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 1 - 3 M$
    • Duration
    • 71 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Mariana CALTABIANO
    • Writer(s)
    • Mariana CALTABIANO
    • Producer(s)
    • Mariana CALTABIANO (Mariana Caltabiano Criações)
    • Synopsis
    • “Vips-True Stories of a Liar” is a feature documentary based on the bestseller by Mariana Caltabiano. The rights of the book were also bought by Universal Pictures that launched a fictional version of the story in 2011.
      Its a true story of a con man called Marcelo N. da Rocha. At the early age of sixteen he passed off as a policeman and arrested drug dealers. Later he pretended to be the guitar player in famous rock bands, a major in the army, and a scout for the Brazilian soccer team. At 18, Marcelo learned to fly airplanes and helicopters and worked as a pilot for a drug lord. He attended a V.I.P. party that lasted four days, under the guise of the owner of a major Brazilian airline, at that time he dated actresses, took pictures for magazines and gave television interviews. During one of his arrests, there was a rebellion in his prison and Marcelo gave interviews to the main open TV and radio channels, as if he were the leader of a very dangerous criminal organization. He became the leader of the rebellion and made sure that all the hostages were set free without being harmed. While in prison he helped to unmask politicians involved with the traffic.
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