Editorial Reviews. Language Notes. Text: Portugese. Buy Auto Da Compadecida by Ariano Suassuna (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Ariano Suassuna (born João Pessoa, ) is a Brazilian playwright and author. He is in the Movemento Amorial. He founded the Student Theater at Federa.

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Ariano Suassuna (Author of Auto da Compadecida)

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. This page was last edited on 1 Juneat The story is very original and all actors are just fantastic.

Was compadeecida review helpful? This is a don’t miss Brazilian drama at its best.

Originally written inthe play is presented as a microseries, in four episodes, and premiered on Tuesday, January 5th, Audible Download Audio Books. Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet! The Movie talk about two poor men’s history, who’ve lived in northeast Brazil.

Archived from the original PDF on March 1, Every actor is the right choice for the role. Auto da Compadecida by Ariano Suassuna. Retrieved June 6, It deserves to be better known worldwide if only for the performances without exception but requires, to some extent, a specifically Brazilian sense of context for its sympathetic appreciation. Oscar-nominated Fernanda Montenegro has a cameo appearance as Compadecida, the same role she played over 30 years ago in the theater. When the exoneration of the desperate bandit Severino is delivered by Jesus at the behest of his Holy Mother, a series of black-and-white stills of rural poverty in the Nordeste Brazil are screened, giving the whole a sense of social feet-on-ground which belies its comic brio.

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In spite of plot variations, the film is extremely faithful to the comic spirit and moral ethos of its literary source, and remains a classic of Brazilian cinema with a faithful audience in the region where it is set—an audience that knows every line, every jape and every twist of the busy plot. This is surely one of the best brazilian productions ever. Copmadecida drama of epic proportions with very good humor SMarti-3 8 July It’s a movie that, at the same time, is a comedy and a drama.


In compadefida situations Selto Mello and Matheus Natchergaelle reveal themselves to be promising young actors of their generation with great compaadecida. This is one of the best, if not the best, mini-series from Brazil.

Odd and extravagant as this tacked-on scene is, it conveys the morality of the film better than the antecedent scenes since every character manages to reveal a saving grace as well as demonstrating the unforgiving harshness of the Nordeste environment which they all share and endure in different ways. Retrieved from ” https: With becoming modesty he refuses to claim any personal virtues and turns down the Virgin’s offer of a purgatorial sentence but accepts instead the compassionate offer of a return to earth to ‘sin no more’—but do not expect a pious conversion!

Retrieved March 5, Though maintaining the popular style of the original writer this TV adaptation does not disappoint the fans of the original writer as this 4 hour series captures to perfection the universe so masterfully crafted by Ariano Suassuna. Archived from the original on July 9, Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. There the fate of the main characters is mercifully arbitrated by in a court-room contest between Satan and a black Jesus, with the Virgin Mary Fernanda Montenegro interceding as the Virgin in keeping with her prayer-book promise.

Even in that context, the Nordeste sentiment is markedly in the ascendant. CS1 Portuguese-language sources pt Articles containing Portuguese-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February A Dog’s Will Theatrical release poster.

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The adventures of two friends in a small town in Brazil.

O Auto da Compadecida The film wanders in and out of realism, commedia dell’arte and Morality Play but consistently holds the focus on the realities of Compasecida life in the s period when the original text was written. If you like sense of humor mixed with a little bit of drama this is the right thing to watch. Views Read Edit View history. It is the bride—now reduced to penury for saussuna first time in her existence—who breaks bread with him while the others philosophise about Jesus’s propensity to test the faithful and just in such a way.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Fernanda Montenegro does a great job as the “Compadecida”, although she doesn’t play a leading role. Retomada do Cinema Brasileiro. One of them is a compulsive liar and the way his lies are depicted is even funnier than the lies. Now they proceed with Plan B: A Dog’s Will [1] Portuguese: Retrieved February 28, O Estado de S. It is based on the play of almost the same name by Ariano Suassunawith elements of some other of Suassuna’s plays, The Ghost and the Sowand Torture of a Heart.

Overall this great show broke ratings records in Brazil and in other countries where it also aired, appealing to all publics and social classes. The period portrayed in the movie is historical for Brazil, because tells about the “cangaceiros” – rebels who’ve looked for justice due to social inequality – who threatened Brazil’s northeast.

I haven’t seen the subtitles, but it would be very hard to translate and keep the comedy intact, but it is worth seeing it.

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