José Dumont is a Brazilian actor. He is best known for his role as the family father in Behind the Sun (Abril Despedaçado), an award-winning film of director Walter Salles. More recently, he has been lionised for playing the slick artist agent-entrepreneur in the movie 2 Filhos de Francisco. Dumont's first awards came in 1979, as the best actor in the film festivals of Gramado and Brasília. He became better known throughout the country by his noted participation in the films Lúcio Flávio – Passageiro da Agonia and Gaijin. His most noted appearances were in América (2005), Terra Nostra (1999), Tocaia Grande (1995), Guerra Sem Fim (1993), Amazônia (1991), A História de Ana Raio e Zé Trovão (1990) He is in the permanent cast of Rede Globo.
Movies & TV shows
In the rural Brazilian city of Gravat, there is a political drama called Curral. There are two political parties fighting for control of the city during the mayoral elections. When it comes to securin...
1 TV show
5 teachers deal with terrible conditions in public schools but renew everyday their faith on the work they do.
A retired army sergeant, a police officer and his wife and a drug dealer apparently have nothing in common, but they will unite for a greater good. When people start using explosives to fish on the ed...
Intimidade Entre Estranhos
A woman moves back, from São Paulo to her hometown Rio de Janeiro, to support her husband's job. On their new residence, she forms an unlikely bond with her young neighbor based on their past memories...
The Cambridge Squatter
The Cambridge Squatter tells the story of refugees, recently arrived in Brazil who, together with a group of low-income workers, occupy an old abandoned building in downtown São Paulo. Daily dramas, c...
The Miracle of the Birds
Sabô (Giselle Itié) marries Lindolfo Ezequiel (José Dumont) in exchange for the life of his brother, who was sworn to death by the captain. The brunette is known as the most desired woman in the regio...
The Time and Turn of Augusto Matraga
Based on Guimarães Rosa's (classic Brazilian author) short story, the movie tells the story of Augusto Matraga, a bankrupt and violent farmer who lives above the Law in Minas Gerais' hinterland. Durin...
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América is a Brazilian telenovela that was originally broadcast in 2005 by Rede Globo. The telenovela focused on the life of an illegal immigrant to the United States and the lives of those she left b...
Weatherman from a TV network goes back to his hometown, Vale da Rocha, a place in Northeast Brazil, devastated by the drought. He is forced to face the geographic elements and his own memories.
Two Sons of Francisco
The story of Francisco, a very simple and poor man whose dream was to see his children become country music stars, and who made all the efforts to make it happen.
The best friends co-own a cargo boat in Brazil. They give a ride to a sex worker named Karinna, and soon both men fall prey to her sexual charms, pushing the bounds of their friendship to the limit.
In the heart of the forest, Pedro hears a beautiful chant and meets Iara, the Mother of the Waters.
Irmãos de Fé
Priest Marcelo Rossi visits a juvenile correction center, and gives Paulo, one of the interns, a Bible. He starts reading the story of St. Paul.
Onde Anda Você
Felício, an old comedian, is in decadence after his partner Mandarim's suicide. When he finds out his former love Paloma has died, he leaves São Paulo and heads for the faraway State of Piauí, North o...
Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Na...
Narradores de Javé
A small poor community called Javé is under threat of being flooded by a new dam that is being built, and the only way to prevent this is to prove the town's historical value. As most of the inhabitan...
Mary, Mother of the Son of God
Maria Auxiliadora is a 24 year-old woman very poor, that she lives Joana, her 7 year-old daughter close to. Needing go look for the result of Joana's exam in the hospital, Maria asks the priest of the...
Behind the Sun
Brazilian badlands, April 1910. Tonho is ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older brother. The young man knows that if he commits this crime, his life will be divided in two: the twenty ...
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Milagre em Juazeiro
Ceará, 1889. Father Cícero Romão Batista ministers to the faithful in the parish of Juazeiro do Norte. Among them is Maria de Araújo, a simple and religious woman who, on receiving communion from the ...
Terra Nostra is a Brazilian telenovela, which was produced by and broadcast on Rede Globo in 1999. The story is set in the late 19th century and takes place at a time when slaves were freed in Brazil...
In the village of Kenoma, inside Brazil, the artisan Linnaeus tries to make a big and quixotic dream: to build a perpetual motion machine. His contract is opposed by Jerome, powerful local landowner, ...
Policarpo is a chauvinistic patriot, a major who tries to find solutions for Brazilian problems using only the resources of his own country. His visionary and idealistic temperament is behind his stra...
On December 31st 1999, destiny brings a fugitive prisoner and a depressed middle class teacher together, as the new millennium approaches bringing hope to everyone.
At Play in the Fields of the Lord
Martin and Hazel Quarrier are small-town fundamentalist missionaries sent to the jungles of South America to convert the Indians. Their remote mission was previously run by the Catholics, before the n...
In a country town in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil, Januária is going to marry the shy and naive Amorim. But in her heart she wants to escape with her dream hero, the cowboy Roy Pereira, and start...
Running Out of Luck
A rock singer goes to Brazil to shoot a video, but winds up getting kidnapped and enduring a number of seemingly bizarre and hilarious events.
Os Trapalhões no Auto da Compadecida
In the small town of Taperoá João Grilo and confusion Chicó live setting, addressing a sacristan and a humble baker. Everyone lives under the excesses of the bishop, the priest and the major. Until an...
Hour of the Star
Macabéa has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time, she listens to a radi...
Avaete, Seed of Revenge
Little Indian boy survives his tribe massacre, growing up together with his wish for revenge and his quest for his own identity. Based on a true story.
Memories of Prison
Adaptation of Graciliano Ramos's novel about his arrest and imprisonment.
Os Trapalhões e o Mágico de Oróz
Didi, Soró and Tatu in search food and water head for the town of Oróz. On their journey they find a Scarecrow, a man in a metal vat, and later are arrested by a Lion Sheriff.
O Baiano Fantasma
Lambusca, a man from the State of Paraíba, Brazil, goes to São Paulo, looking for a job. But he ends up working for a group of fishy loan sharks, collecting money. In one of his visits, the debtor die...
Parahyba Mulher Macho
Account an important part of the history of Brazil, through its main character, Anayde Beiriz a poet, journalist and revolutionary and libertarian teacher of the early twentieth century, known for its...
O Cangaceiro Trapalhão
Severino do Quixadá (Renato Aragão), a humble northeastern shepherd of goats, rescues Captain Virgulano or simply Captain (Nelson Xavier) and his band of cangaceiros of an ambush armed by the lieutena...
The Dream's Not Over
The routine of a group of brazilian teenagers living in Brasília, Brazil's capital. Their aspirations, dreams and illusions presented in a context of a country that was on the final years of a dictat...
The path of Paraguayan immigrants who drive to Asuncion and then arrive in São Paulo. They are rural workers, musicians, vendors and underemployed people. Two parallel worlds: the Guarani culture and ...
Morte e Vida Severina
The saga of Severino, a poor guy living in the back country of Northeast Brazil, leaving for the big city of Recife, in search of a better life.
The Man That Was Turned Into Juice
Deraldo, a popular poet from Northeast Brazil, arrives in the capital of São Paulo, making a living only from his poetry and pamphlets. All is well until he is mistaken for a multinational worker who ...
República dos Assassinos
In 1970, the Esquadrão da Morte (Death Squad)' crimes for the refinement of violence provoked a wave of reactions throughout the country. The photos of the victims, adorned by the skull, symbol of the...
Colonel Delmiro Gouveia
In the beginning of the 20th Century, in the Northeast of Brazil, one of the first Brazilian industrialists is persecuted because he refuses to sell his business to a British company.
Se Segura, Malandro!
Paulo Otávio is the host of a pirate radio station on the slums of Rio de Janeiro. He struggles to mantain the station working, since the only help he's got comes from news reporter Calói. Their story...
There are two trails, one professional and one personal, being pursued by a police investigator in Brazil. He seeks his estranged daughter, who he had thrown out of the family home when she adopted a ...
Middle-class family reform their apartment, and the noise, the contact with the workers, and strange occurrences turn what was supposed to be a trivial matter into a trip to hell.
Lúcio Flávio, the Passenger of the Agony
The history of a famous Brazilian bandit who fought against the death squad in the 70's.
Morte e Vida Severina
The story of Severino, a man who tries to escape the misery and the drought prevailing in the rural backcountry of the Northeast of Brazil. He heads for Recife, passing through desert and forest regio...
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