José Lewgoy (November 16, 1920 – February 10, 2003) was a Brazilian actor. He is recognizable to many art-house cinema fans as the man who played Don Aquilino in Werner Herzog's 1982 film Fitzcarraldo.
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Chatô, The King of Brazil
The first magnate of communications in Brazil was Assis Chateaubriand. He was called the Brazilian Citizen Kane because of his influence during the late 1930s and early 1960s.
Depois do Transe
"Depois do Transe" is a documentary about the creation of the masterpiece "Entranced Earth". At the time, "Entranced Earth" was considered a "fabulous filmic opera" by the writer Marguerite Duras.
Apolônio Brasil, Campeão da Alegria
Apolônio Brasil was a pianist at a famous nightclub in Rio de Janeiro, from the 1950s until his untimely death. Quite a character, Apolônio was loved by women and idolized by his audience and friends....
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Força de um Desejo
Força de um Desejo is a Brazilian telenovela produced by Globo TV and was shown in the schedule of 18 hours between May 10, 1999 and January 29, 2000, in 226 chapters. It was written by Gilberto Braga...
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A Hora Mágica
After leaving her groom at the alter and going directly to a prostitution house, a young model becomes the city's most famous harlot, known as "Hilda the Hurricane", in the 50's Brazil. If it wasn't f...
Accused of murdering a millionaire, a man manages to escape. Finding help along the way, he starts a struggle to prove his innocence.
He tries to find solutions for Brazilian problems using only his own country's resources. He has strange ideas about how to build a great nation.
Scent of Gardenias
Driver who was left by his wife, who wanted to try a career in the movies, has to deal with their son's revolt when the latter finds his mother, whom he thought dead, singing in a nightclub.
Faca de Dois Gumes
Paulo is a rich lawyer who is very loyal to his wife and has a happy and comfortable family life. When he learns that the woman is cheating on him with his business partner and best friend, he decides...
A harmonica player, a player pool and his old assistant are invited to a rich people's party but time passes and they are never invited to introduce themselves. While waiting in the lobby, you can see...
Moon Over Parador
Jack Noah, a little known actor, is working on location in the dictatorship of Parador at the time the dictator dies. Jack was offered an offer that he could not refuse by Roberto, the dictator's righ...
The fearsome 19th century bandit, Cobra Verde, cuts a swath through Brazil until he arrives at the sugar plantation of Don Octvio Countinho. Don Octvio didn't know that his new guest was a bandit and ...
A Dama do Cine Shanghai
A former athlete enters an old cinema in So Paulo's decadent city centre and meets a woman very similar to the main character in the film. He gets involved with her and she doesn't have to worry about...
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The Manor of Araucaima
A friar, a convalescent pilot, a Haitian servant, a mercenary guardian and a mature and dominant female live in an old and mysterious tropical mansion. A young model arrives there.
Depicts the moral values of Rio de Janeiro's middle class in the 1950s as Lurdinha and Marcos fall in love at first sight, but her parents don't approve of the boy because his parents are divorced. Th...
Os Trapalhões e o Rei do Futebol
The team of Galinheiro Futebol Clube, formed by emeritus fighters, has as technical Cardea, advised by three direct assistants: Elvis, former player as Cardinal and aspiring singer; Fumê, cook of Inde...
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Time and the Wind
It tells the story of the Camabará family for many generations, which were fundamental to the social and political formation of the state of Rio Grande do Sul. The stories are remembered by Dona Bibia...
Os Bons Tempos Voltaram: Vamos Gozar Outra Vez
Two stories chronicle the days of the bohemian, libertine youth of 1960s Rio de Janeiro.
Kiss of the Spider Woman
Two inmates in a South American prison are cell mates. Luis is a gay man and Valentin is a political prisoner. Luis invents romantic movies to escape reality, while Valentin keeps his mind on the situ...
The fictional encounter in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (in the 30s) between popular songwriter Lamartine Babo and inconoclast poet and playwright Oswald de Andrade.
Fitzcarraldo is a dreamer who wants to build an opera house in Iquitos, in the Peruvian Amazon, in order to finance his project, so he embarked on an epic adventure to collect rubber, a very profitabl...
Burden of Dreams
The Amazon rain forest, 1979. The crew of Fitzcarraldo (1982), a film directed by German director Werner Herzog, soon finds itself with problems related to casting, tribal struggles and accidents, amo...
After the funeral of her father, Engraadinha confessed to the priest her motives. On the engagement party of her cousin Slvio with Letcia, Engraadinha seduces him in the library, and later she ends he...
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Horror and Ecstasy
A girl and her boyfriend are kidnapped. She develops a strange attraction to her abductor.
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...
A Viúva Virgem
In Minas Gerais, the powerful "colonel" Alexandrão gets married with the young and virgin Cristina and promotes a huge wedding party in his farm. He eats and drinks a lot along the day, and in his "fi...
When Carnaval Comes
Music manager has to get three of his artists together for a special show, but soon finds out it isn't an easy task.
Roberto Carlos e o Diamante Cor-de-Rosa
An antique shop in Tokyo may have a statuette that leads to a treasure.
Roberto Carlos em Ritmo de Aventura
While making a movie in Rio de Janeiro, the singer Roberto Carlos is kidnapped by an international gang that wants to make money with his songs in a computer, together with Pierre (José Lewgoy) , the ...
A Vida Provisória
During the Brazilian military government, journalist Estvo is sent from Rio to Brasilia to cover the important statement of a minister, but takes the opportunity to deliver incriminating documents to ...
Improvised and Purposeful: Cinema Novo
The Brazilian New Wave movement was the subject of a German documentary. Six filmmakers were working in Rio in 1967.
A Rose for Everyone
A woman tries to please everyone but gets jealous and can't handle it.
The country is sparkling because of the internal struggle for political power. A journalist is against two corrupt political candidates. There is a dilemma between the madness of the elite and the bli...
Where Are You Taking That Woman
A lady killer who was tracked by the police takes refuge at a psychiatrist's home and the doctor convinces him that crime doesn't pay.
Ring Around the World
In the swinging '60s spy thriller Ring Around The World, a globe-hopping escapade featuring a plane-and-parachute stunt later repeated in the James Bond film Moonraker, an investigator uses an air pis...
Amei Um Bicheiro
Intent on offering his fiancée a better life, countryman heads for Rio de Janeiro in search of a place in the sun...
A scientist swaps the mind of banker and an idiot by accident.
Ceclio B is a movie producer. Some of the crew would rather make a musical comedy out of it than make an epic about Helen of Troy.
Barnabé, Tu És Meu
The heir prince of an old kingdom is mistaken for a cleaner.
Katucha... A Mulher Desejada
A beautiful young woman, raised by prostitutes and disgusted with life, accepts the offer to move with an older, opportunist man. Depressed and weak, she dedicates herself to her doll collection until...
Aviso aos Navegantes
Frederico hides in a ship going to Rio to travel for free. The cook blackmails him into working in the kitchen. The captain received a radio message saying there was a dangerous international spy on b...
Carnaval no Fogo
The unknown and mysterious Anjo leads a gang that robs jewelry and schedules a meeting in the Copacabana Palace Hotel. The director is preparing a show for the carnival in the hotel with Marina, and t...