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Villa-Lobos: A Life of Passion (2000)

132 min | Biography, Drama, Music

The film tells the story of an intuitive, adventurous man who loved his country and being Brazilian. This man fought to be loyal to himself. His music is a transparent portrait of his genius, intuition, freedom, adventure and passion for ...See moreThe film tells the story of an intuitive, adventurous man who loved his country and being Brazilian. This man fought to be loyal to himself. His music is a transparent portrait of his genius, intuition, freedom, adventure and passion for Brazil. The story shows aging Villa-Lobos going to a gala concert in the Theatre of Rio de Janeiro for a tribute in his honor. This is the last time he is coming out of his house alive. His looks are feverish and attentive. Different scenes of the concert will bring back memories of his life. Villa-Lobos suffers a great many ordeals: the violence of his father, his mother's sadness, the disaffection of Lucilia, his first wife, the inability to have children, the unacceptance of his art, the possible loss of Mindinha, his great love, the abyss between genius and madness. The pieces of this game recreated chronologically conform the personality of Villa: energetic and fragile, humble and megalomaniac, amorous and egocentric, brilliant and naive, adventurous and independent, sensitive and brutal. Written by ElianaM See less
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Writers
Joaquim Assis | Eduardo Coutinho (screenplay collaboration) | Zelito Viana (screenplay collaboration)
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Release date
Oct 24, 2000 (United States)

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42 cast members
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Antônio Fagundes
Heitor Villa-Lobos Heitor Villa-Lobos   See fewer
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Marcos Palmeira
Young Heitor Villa-Lobos Young Heitor Villa-Lobos   See fewer
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André Ricardo
Heitor Villa-Lobos as a child Heitor Villa-Lobos as a child   See fewer
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Letícia Spiller
Mindinha Mindinha   See fewer
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José Wilker
Donizetti Donizetti   See fewer
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Marieta Severo
Noemia, the mother Noemia, the mother   See fewer
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Othon Bastos
Raul, the father Raul, the father   See fewer
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Emílio de Mello
Arthur Rubinstein Arthur Rubinstein   See fewer
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Antonio Pitanga
Joaquim Joaquim   See fewer
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Marcelo Tas
Érico Veríssimo (as Marcelo Tás) Érico Veríssimo (as Marcelo Tás)   See fewer
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Paulo Moura
Zé Espinguela Zé Espinguela   See fewer
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Lucinha Lins
Aunt Fifina Aunt Fifina   See fewer
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Antonio Abujamra
Director of Theatro Municipal Director of Theatro Municipal   See fewer
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Joana Medeiros
Francesa Francesa   See fewer
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Solange Couto
Terezinha Terezinha   See fewer
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Castrinho
Tailor Tailor   See fewer
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Júlio Braga
Capitão Prata Capitão Prata   See fewer
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Haroldo Serra
Coronel Nordestino Coronel Nordestino   See fewer
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Carlos Ferreira
Getulio Vargas Getulio Vargas   See fewer
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Joca Andrade
Billiards Partner - North Billiards Partner - North   See fewer
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Arduíno Colassanti
Billiards Partner - Rio (as Arduíno Colasanti) Billiards Partner - Rio (as Arduíno Colasanti)   See fewer
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Hubert Viudes
Otavio Guinle Otavio Guinle   See fewer
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Ivan Senna
Cabaret Singer Cabaret Singer   See fewer
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Duda Monteiro
Heitor's Friend 1 Heitor's Friend 1   See fewer
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Augusto Madeira
Heitor's Friend 2 Heitor's Friend 2   See fewer
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Luis Sergio Lima e Silva
Maestro Circo Maestro Circo   See fewer
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Desilier Rethy
Força Capilar Força Capilar   See fewer
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John Crook
Doctor Doctor   See fewer
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Joseph Dial
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Daniel Porto
Correspondent Correspondent   See fewer
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Thierry Tremouroux
French Boy (as Thierry Trémoroux) French Boy (as Thierry Trémoroux)   See fewer
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Yves Nicholas
French Friend 1 French Friend 1   See fewer
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Guil Silveira
Cultura Rancorosa (as Guiherme Silveira) Cultura Rancorosa (as Guiherme Silveira)   See fewer
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Armando Prazeres
Maestro Maestro   See fewer
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Marcos Lehmann
American Correspondent American Correspondent   See fewer
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Jean Marie
Recording Technician Recording Technician   See fewer
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Milton Gonçalves
Saxophonist (voice) Saxophonist (voice)   See fewer
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Laura Lustosa
Actress Actress   See fewer
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6.6 / 10 | 249 votes