Opera do Malandro
Opera do Malandro (1986)

This lush Brazilian musical is based on a stage musical by Chico Buarque. Set in Rio, it tells the story of a gangster who dreams of moving to America until he meets a gorgeous local girl.

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 2, 1986
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Ópera do Malandro is way more Love's Labour's Lost than Moulin Rouge!, both in formal execution and in its awkward orientation to World War II. The film means to be ersatz but perhaps not this much.

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