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Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

By Brazzil Magazine

PLAYS
RIO

Calíngualá—Comedy. Collective creation. Directed by Ivan
de Albuquerque, with Leyla Ribeiro and Camilla Caputti. Among the main themes approached:
police violence, homosexuality and marriage. Teatro Rubens Corrêa.

Estrelas do Princípio ao Fim (Stars from the Beginning to
End)—Musical comedy. Two actors present eight different characters, who muse about
the life of the artist. Another collective creation. Myrian Pérsia directs. With Jorge
Azevedo and Veluma. Teatro Serrador.

Sexo (Sex)—Comedy. A group plays with sex and has lots of
fun. Written, directed and interpreted by Cia. de Comédia Os Melhores do Mundo. Teatro
dos Grandes Atores.

Ópera do Malandro (The Scoundrel Opera)—Musical. Cariocas
showing off their roguery abilities. Written by Chico Buarque de Hollanda, directed by
Cláudio Feliciano, with the group Cabeça de Prata. UFF Theater.

Aldir Blanc, um Cara Bacana (Aldir Blanc, a Nice
Fellow)—|Musical. The Bohemian, who loves bars, women, and soccer. Written and
directed by Cláudio Tovar, with Lucinha Lins. Teatro Abel.

Os Sete Gatinhos (The Seven Kittens)—Typical feuilleton by
Nélson Rodrigues. Directed by Moacyr Góes, with Natália Lage and André Valli. Father
goes up the wall when he finds out that his younger daughter

Silene lost her virginity to a gigolo who is also the lover of his
older daughter. Teatro Leblon.

Alice Através do Espelho (Alice Through the Mirror)—Based
on Lewis Carroll’s story. Directed by Paulo de Moraes, with ensemble Armazém de Teatro.
In a mobile labyrinth Carroll and Alice share their hallucinations with the public.
Fundição Progresso.

À Meia-Noite Chuparei o Teu Sangue (At Midnight I Will Suck
Your Blood)—Comedy. Written by Anselmo Prado, directed by Frederico D’Amico, with
Abílio Campos and Cléo Funke. Vampire lusting for the blood of a nephew. Teatro Galeria.

SÀO
PAULO

Bailei na Curva (I Danced at the Curve)—Drama. Directed by
Carmo Tavares, with Persona group. How peoples’ lives are changed by history. Teatro João
Caetano

Se Essa Rua… (If this Street…)—Comedy. Directed by
Tiche Vianna, with students of EAD (School of Dramatic Arts) and ECA (School of
Communications and Arts). Two rival businessmen hire a detective to prevent their children
from dating each other. USP (Universidade de São Paulo) Teatro Laboratório.

O Guardião do Túmulo (The Grave Keeper)—Drama. Based on a
Kafka text, directed by Eduardo Cabús, with Antônio Soler, Harold Ferrari, and Victor
Paes. A debate about power and the way it is used by people.

O Homem Que Sabia Português (The Man Who Knew
Portuguese)—Musical. Directed by Chico Pelúcio with Tim Rescala, Marina Machado,
Maurício Tizumba, and Regina Spósito. A teacher, his maid and their love life. Tom
Brasil.

Cacilda!—Dramedy. Written and directed by José Celso
Martinez Corrêa, with Leona Cavalli and Renée Gummie. The story of Brazilian theater
though the eyes of virtuoso actress Cacilda Becker. Teatro Oficina.

Corpo a Corpo (Body to Body)—Written by Oduvaldo Viana
Filho, directed by Eduardo Tolentino de Araújo, with Zé Carlos Machado. Adman in
conflict with his convictions and the values of world he lives in. Teatro Aliança
Francesa

Somos Irmãs (We Are Sisters)—Musical. Written by Sandra
Louzada, directed by Ney Matogrosso and Cininha de Paula, with Nicette Bruno, Suely
Franco, and Beth Goulart. The life story of famous radio era singers Linda e Dircinha
Batista. Teatro Cultura Artística.

MOVIES

Just-released
American movies:

Gloria (Glória), Entrapment (Armadilha), The Other Sister (Simples
Como Amar), Deconstructing Harry (Desconstruindo Harry), Analyze This (Máfia no Divã),
Arresting Gena (Atraindo Gina), Cruel Intentions (Segundas Intenções), The Wedding
Singer (Afinado no Amor), Legionnaire (Legionário), The Mummy (A Múmia), Star Wars –
Episode I – The Phantom Menace (Star Wars – Episódio I – A Ameaça Fantasma), The Spanish
Prisoner (A Trapaça), Tarzan (Tarzan)

Até Que a Vida Nos Separe (Until Life Do Us
Apart)—Brazil/1999—Adventure—Directed by José Zaragoza, with Alexandre
Borges and Júlia Lemmertz. Five friends from São Paulo and their love exploits.

O Viajante (The
Traveler)—Brazil/1998—Drama—Directed by Paulo César Saraceni, with
Marília Pêra, Jairo Mattos, Leandra Leal, and Míriam Pérsia. How the arrival of a
salesman changes the life of a Minas Gerais state little town.

Réquiem (Réquiem: Um Encontro com Fernando Pessoa)—Switzerland,
France, Portugal/1997—Drama—directed by Alain Tanner, with Francis Frappat,
Andre Marcon, and Alexandre Zloto. Life starts changing when Paul meets in Lisbon with
poet Fernando Pessoa’s ghost.

Outras Estórias (Other
Stories)—Brazil/1999—Drama—Directed by Pedro Bial, with Cacá Carvalho,
Giulia Gam , and Juca de Oliveira. Based on Guimarães Rosa’s short stories.

Orfeu (Orpheus)—Brazil/1998—Drama. Remake of
Marcel Camus’s Oscar winner Black Orpheus. This is the Orpheus myth and his love for
Euridice set among the favela (shantytown) residents in Rio. Based on Orfeu da
Conceição, a play by Vinícius de Moraes. Directed by Carlos Diegues, with Toni Garrido,
Patrícia França, and Murilo Benício.

Um Copo de Cólera (A Glass of
Wrath)—Brasil/1999—Drama—Directed by Aluizio Abranches, with Alexandre
Borges, Julia Lemmertz, Ruth de Souza, and Marieta Severo. He is running away from
society, she is a politically active journalist. Based on Raduan Nassar’s cult book of
same name.

Tiradentes—Brazil/1998—Drama. The story of
Joaquim José da Silva Xavier, Tiradentes, the martyr of the Brazilian independence.
Critics have lambasted the film as a caricature. Directed by Oswaldo Caldeira, with
Humberto Martins, Rodolfo Bottino, and Adriana Esteves.

São Jerônimo (Saint
Jerome)—Brazil/1999—Drama. The life of Saint Jerome and his preaching in the
desert. Directed by Júlio Bressane, with Everaldo Pontes, Hamilton Vaz Pereira and Helena
Ignez.

Central do Brasil (Central Station)—Brazil/1998—Drama.
A woman who writes letters to illiterate people for a living together with a little boy
goes looking for his father. Directed by Walter Salles, with Fernanda Montenegro,
Vinícius de Oliveira and Marília Pêra.

BOOKS
Fiction

1 A casa dos budas ditosos, Luxúria, João Ubaldo
Ribeiro. Objetiva, R$ 19

2 A eminência, Morris West. Record, R$ 28

3 O Clube dos anaw6kx, Gula, Luís Fernando Veríssimo.
Objetiva, R$ 16.80

4 Toxina, Robin Cook. Record, R$ 28

5 Ramsés, o templo de milhões de anos, Christian Jacq.
Bertrand, R$ 30

6 Conte-me seus sonhos, Sidney Sheldon. Record, R$ 25

7 Mal secreto, Inveja, Zuenir Ventura. Objetiva, R$ 22

8 Homem que matou Getúlio Vargas, Jô Soares. Companhia
das Letras, R$ 25

9 Veronika decide morrer, Paulo Coelho. Objetiva, R$ 15

10 O Advogado, John Grisham. Rocco, R$ 25

Nonfiction

1 A casa do Rio Vermelho, Zélia Gattai. Record, R$ 25

2 O Essencial, Costanza Pascolato. Objetiva, R$ 39

3 A Viagem do descobrimento, Eduardo Bueno. Objetiva, R$
18

4 As melhores piadas do planeta e da casseta também,
vol.2, Casseta e Planeta. Objetiva, R$ 12

5 Não faça tempestade em copo d’água, Richard Carlson.
Rocco, R$ 19.50

6 Como falar corretamente sem inibições, Reinaldo
Polito. Saraiva, R$ 18

7 Chiquinha Gonzaga, uma história de vida, Edinha Diniz.
Rosa dos Tempos, R$ 22

8 Náufragos, traficantes e degredados, Eduardo Bueno.
Objetiva, R$ 19.50

9 As barbas do Imperador: D. Pedro II, um monarca nos trópicos,
Lilia Schwarcz. Companhia das Letras, R$ 32

10 203 maneiras de enlouquecer um homem na cama, Olivia
Saint Claire. Ediouro, R$ 10.90

Self-Help and
Esotericism

1 O advogado de Deus, Zíbia Gasparetto. Espaço Vida e
Consciência, R$ 20

2 Feng Shui: a arte milenar chinesa, Richard Craze.
Campus, R$ 15,50

3 A cabala da inveja, Nilton Bonder. Imago, R$ 26

4 Linguagem secreta dos aniversários, A. Goldchneider.
Campus, R$ 18,50

5 A linguagem secreta do Tarô, Simon and Pickard.
Pensamento, R$ 18

According to Jornal do Brasil http://www.jb.com.br

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