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O homem que copiava / The Man Who Copied
New Directors

20-year-old André hasn't finished his studies. He works in a book and stationery store in a working-class neighbourhood of Porto Alegre, Southern Brazil. He lives with his mother, likes drawing and likes Sílvia. He desperately needs 38 reales. Sílvia is 18. She goes to night school and works during the day in a clothes shop. She lives with her father and likes reading. Sílvia has an appointment she can't miss on the summit of Mount Corcovado in Rio de Janeiro. Marinês is André's workmate. She looks great in dresses she can't afford to buy. She winds Cardoso round her little finger. The boy is in love with her and has stopped smoking because she asked him to. André needs 38 reales to buy a dress and save Sílvia's life. He invents all sorts of ways to make money and they all work. And that's when the problems start.
Porto Alegre, 1959. Started working as a reporter, screenwriter, presenter and producer on TV Educativa, the Rio Grande do Sul public TV channel, making tens of commercials and directing various electoral propaganda slots for the Partido dos Trabalhadores. He has taught screenwriting in Ouro Preto (Brazil) and San Antonio de los Baños (Cuba). Although O homem que copiava is his first feature film, he has directed and written some ten shorts, numerous series and documentaries for Globo TV.
Jorge Furtado Furtado
Jorge Furtado
Alex Sernambi
Giba Assis Brasil
Leo Henkin
Lázaro Ramos, Leandra Leal, Luana Piovani, Pedro Cardoso
Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre
Running Time
124 m.
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