Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|God Is Brazilian|
Actors: Antônio Fagundes, Wagner Moura, Paloma Duarte, Bruce Gomlevsky, Stepan Nercessian
Director: Carlos Diegues
Genres: Action & Adventure, Indie & Art House, Comedy, Drama, Science Fiction & Fantasy
God is stressed and needs a break from the Earth and the troublesome human race. But before he can take his vacation, he has to find himself a temporary replacement.
Member Movie Reviews
JoAnn B. from PAWTUCKET, RI
Reviewed on 8/5/2011...
This is an entertaining farce. It takes you on a trip through the Brazil: the countryside, the beliefs, and the language.
Theologically Compelling and Comical
Gerard D. Launay | Berkeley, California | 05/12/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This movie, God is Brazilian, is one of the best films of the year. In the story, God wishes to take a break from managing the
Earth, and comes to Brazil to find a holy man to replace him for
a short time, while he enjoys the stars and alternate universes.
God meets several individuals on his "road trip" through
Brazil to find this saint, and discusses his views on miracles,
death, love, devotion, and faith. However, the movie is a comedy and turns out to be both theologically intriguing as well
as "extremely funny" at times. I know of nothing like this
film and it far surpasses any American film which tries to
take a comical view of theological concerns. I cannot recommend it enough for those interested in religion or comedy."
R. Knapp | MT USA | 01/02/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This movie is not the movie "Bye Bye Brazil" is, but I really enjoyed it. I enjoyed it for two reasons. First, I have seen "BBB" and I can put the two in context. (There is a great visual gag involving satellite dishes that connects to "BBB") Second, I have lived in Brazil. I know where Carlos Diegues is coming from.
I think Brazilians really believe God is Brazilian. After all, Brazil is Paradise. God's frustration, expressed in this movie, is Brazil's frustration. As emphasized in the movie, Brazil does not suffer from hurricanes, tidal waves, earthquakes, etc. It suffers from people. Yet, this movie does not get bogged down in despair. It's Brazilian! And Brazilian optimism reigns! Despite the misery of the human condition, God's beauty and love make it all worthwhile!
Watch this movie, but see "Bye Bye Brazil" first."
Even God Needs A Holiday
Mary Crissman | Overland Park, KS | 01/27/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"God needs a holiday. And God happens to be Brazilian. The solution? He travels (mostly on foot) across a portion of Brazil searching for a man he hopes to make a saint who will take his place while he goes on holiday. While God, played by the incomparable Antonio Fagundes, takes this road trip, he is accompanied by Taoca played by Wagner Moura and Mada, played by Paloma Duarte. The theological conversations between God and Taoca alone are worth the price of admission. Genuine questions are asked and answered sometimes with exasperation and mostly with a degree of humor. And a sidebar benefit - we are treated to a travelogue of beautiful Brazil!
This is a warm, upbeat, optimistic story and I can't think of a better person to play God. Mr. Fagundes is a superb actor. I am glad I bought the DVD - it's a gem of a movie.
What an absolute gem of a movie."