Cinema, Asprin And Vultures (cinema, Aspirinas E Urubus)
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Cinema, Asprin And Vultures (cinema, Aspirinas E Urubus)
Two outcasts wander the back roads of Brazil looking for different kinds of escape in this drama. Johann (Peter Ketnath) fled Germany to avoid being drafted during World War II, and has ended up in Brazil, where he makes his living as a traveling showman and salesman. Johann spends his days driving his truck through the Brazilian outback, and when he discovers a suitably populated village, he sets up his portable projection system and shows advertising films promoting the latest wonder drug -- aspirin. Johann does good business at his stops, but spending most of his time behind the wheel gets… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 86%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The Brazilian film Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures shows how a little imagination and a quality cinematographer can triumph over a poverty of means."
‑ Manohla Dargis, New York Times
"A road movie about the end of the road, about paths diverging, when travellers' time together can only be brief."
‑ Brian Gibson, Vue Weekly (Edmonton, Canada)
"A virtude maior de Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus é conseguir divertir o espectador com sua leveza, mas, ao mesmo tempo, cutucar as feridas de uma sociedade desigual e preconceituosa."
‑ Pablo Villaca, Cinema em Cena
"The film is well worth seeing for its views of the parched wilderness of far-flung Brazil and its talkative depiction of an unlikely friendship."
‑ Ray Bennett, Hollywood Reporter
"This Brazilian film has been greeted with the same sort of polite praise that Daughters of the Dust earned years ago from left-leaning critics enamored with purportedly novel modes of expression and exotic representation."
‑ Ed Gonzalez, City Pages, Minneapolis/St. Paul
"Marcelo Gomes makes an impressive if sober feature helming debut in Cinema, Aspirin and Vultures."
‑ Deborah Young, Variety
"The two men's personalities, an out-of-the-ordinary setting and time, and camera techniques deftly used bring this quiet piece above the pack."
‑ Donald J. Levit, ReelTalk Movie Reviews