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Best-seller Books, Plays and Movies

By Brazzil Magazine

Plays, 

movies & 

best-seller books

PLAYS

Rio
Anônima (Anonymous) — A Rio taxi driver takes
stock of his life the same say diplomat, poet, composer Vinicius de Moraes
dies. Written by Wilson Sayão, directed by Aderbal Freire-Filho,
with Pedro Paulo Rangel and Gracindo Jr.

O Carteiro e o Poeta (The Mailman and the Poet) — Written
by Antonio Skármeta and directed by Aderbal Freire-Filho. With Rogério
Fróes and Marcos Winter. The story about the imaginary friendship
between Chilean poet Pablo Neruda and the mailman who delivered his mail
when Neruda was in exile in Spain.

Don Juan — Molière’s classical take on the legendary
14th century lover and libertine. Directed by Moacir Chaves with Édson
Celulari and Cacá Carvalho.

Master Class (Master Class) — By Terrence
McNally with Marília Pêra and Caio Ferraz. Maria Callas’s
adventures during the time she spent at the Julliard School of Music in
New York.

São Paulo
Bar Doce Bar (Bar Sweet Bar) — Musical comedy. A group of
friends discuss and sing their lives under the watchful eye of a caring
waiter. Written by Luís Alberto de Abreu, directed by Ednaldo Freire.
Aldo Avilez, Fernando Petelinkar and Tico d’Godoy star.

Ensaio para Danton (Essay for Danton) — Based on German
dramatist Georg Büchner’s Danton’s Death from 1835. It
deals with relationships, power, revolution and death. Sérgio de
Carvalho directs Amazyles de Almeida, Nelly Sam paio, and Gustavo Machado.

No Olho da Rua (Thrown on the Street) — The little daily
adventures in the big city. Twenty stories of passion, friendship and misunderstandings.
Written by Luiz Cabral and Ricardo Soares. Directed by Beth Lopes. With
Amadeo Lamounier, Bel Kowarick, Luiz Carlos Rossi, and Rosanna Seligmann.

Vacalhau & Binho — Sketches based on Zé Fidélis,
an old-guard radio comedian. Carlos Alberto Soffredini wrote, adapted and
directed.

MOVIES
American films just released: The Funeral (Os Chefões),
Bound (Ligadas pelo Desejo), The Evening Star (O Entardecer de uma Estrela),
The Fifth Element (O Quinto Elemento), Champions (Champions: Duelo de Campeões),
Some Mother’s Son (Mães em Luta), Another 9 1/2 Weeks 2 – Love in
Paris (9 Semanas e 1/2 de Amor 2), The Chamber (O Segredo), Michael (Michael:
Anjo e Sedutor), Lost Highway (A Estrada Perdida), Liar, Liar (O Mentiroso),
Michael Collins (Michael Collins: O Preço da Liberdade), The Relic
(A Relíquia)

Beautiful Thing (Delicada Atração) — England
— 1996 — A couple of adolescents (both are 16) fall in love and decide
to face the music and fight their families for their right to live together.
By Hetti MacDonald with Linda Henry and Scott Neal.

Filhas de Yemanjá (Yemanjá’s Daughters)
— Brazil — 1996 — Young Finnish woman on a trip to Brazil learns that her
sister has disappeared. The movie is the story of her search. Directed
by Pia Tikka, with Petra Karjalainen, Lui Mendes, Anselmo Vasconcelos,
and Scarlet Moon.

O Homem Nu (The Naked Man) — Brazil — 1996 — Man
is taken for sexual pervert and even terrorist after being locked outside
his apartment naked. Remake of movie inspired by a Fernando Sabino short
story. With Cláudio Marzo, Lúcia Veríssimo, and Daniel
Dantas. Directed by Hugo Carvana.

O Que É Isso, Companheiro? (What’s That, Pal?)
— Brazil — 1996 — The story of the young guerrillas from the ALN (Ação
Libertadora Nacional) and MR-8 (Movimento Revolucionário) who on
September 4, 1969 kidnapped Charles Elbrick, the American ambassador in
Brazil exchanging him for 15 political prisoners. Loosely based on Fernando
Gabeira’s book of same name. Directed by Bruno Barreto. With Alan Arkin,
Pedro Cardoso, Fernanda Torres, Selton Mello, and Fernanda Montenegro.

Pequeno Dicionário Amoroso (Little Love Dictionary)
— Brazil — 1996 — A chance meeting between two youngsters develops into
a torrid love story. Directed by Sandra Werneck with Andréa Beltrão,
Daniel Dantas, and Tony Ramos.

Shine (Shine: Brilhante) — England/Australia — 1996 —
The story of pianist David Helfgott, whose career is interrupted by disease.
He then returns to the concert circuit. Directed by Scott Hicks. With Geoffrey
Rush and Armin Mueller.

O Velho: A História de Luiz Carlos Prestes (The
Old Man: The Luiz Carlos Prestes’s Story) — Brazil — 1995 — Documentary
based on a 1985 interview given by the founder of PCB (Partido Comunista
Brasileiro—Brazilian Communist Party), Luiz Carlos Prestes (1898-1990).
By Toni Venturi, narrated by actor Paulo José.

BOOKS

Fiction

1. O Paciente Inglês

Michael Ondaatje

2. O Mundo de Sofia

Jostein Gaarder

3. Armadilha Aérea

Michael Crichton

4. O Último Chefão

Mario Puzo

5. O Homem que Calculava

Malba Tahan

6. Novas Comédias da Vida Privada

Luís Fernando Veríssimo

7. O Xangô de Baker Street

Jô Soares

8. Ponto de Fuga – Morris West

9. Legítima Defesa

Jonathan Kellerman

10. Mas Será o Benedito?

Mário Prata

Nonfiction
1. Chic — Um Guia Básico de Moda e Estilo – Glória
Kalil

2. Terra – Sebastião Salgado

3. O Povo Brasileiro, a Formação e o Sentido do
Brasil –
Darcy Ribeiro

4. O Princípio Dilbert – Scott Adams

5. Manual de Redação do Estado de S. Paulo
Eduardo Martins

6. Vislumbres da Índia – Octavio Paz

7. O Rio do Meio – Lya Luft

8. O Mundo Assombrado pelos Demônios – Carl Sagan

9. Crônicas de Repórter – Pedro Bial

10. A Arte da Guerra: Os Documentos Perdidos – Sun Tzu

Self-Help/New Age
1. Inteligência Emocional

Daniel Goleman

2. A Inteligência Emocional e a Arte de Educar Nossos Filhos

John Gottman e Joan DeClaire

3. Meu Anjo – Fausto Oliveira

4. As Sete Leis Espirituais do Sucesso

Deepak Chopra

5. A Profecia Celestina

James Redfield

6. Violetas na Janela

Vera Lúcia Marinzeck Carvalho

7. A Décima Profecia – James Redfield

8. Muitas Vidas, Muitos Mestres

Brian L. Weiss

9. Homens São de Marte, Mulheres São de Vênus
John Gray

10. A Cura Através da Terapia de Vidas Passadas
Brian I. Weiss

According to weekly newsmagazine Veja

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