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THE MIDDLE OF THE WORLD (O Caminho das Nuvens)
O Caminho das Nuvens
Actors: Cláudia Abreu, Wagner Moura
Director: Vincente Amorim
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
NR     2005     1hr 26min

The Middle of the World is a road movie on bicycles. It is freely adapted from the true story of an unemployed truck driver who, with his wife and five children, pedals from Paraíba, in the poverty-stricken Northeast of Br...  more »


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Actors: Cláudia Abreu, Wagner Moura
Director: Vincente Amorim
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Family Life
Studio: Film Movement
Format: DVD - Color - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/01/2005
Release Year: 2005
Run Time: 1hr 26min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: Portuguese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Family road trip
Daniel B. Clendenin | | 01/24/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Which is more important, the journey or the destination? Romao is an illiterate and unemployed man with a wife and five kids, but he believes in destiny. "My true destiny is on the road," he tells anyone who would stop him from taking his family of seven on a six-month, two thousand mile bicycle journey across the heart of Brazil to Rio de Janeiro. There, he believes, he will find work so that he can feed his family. People think he's crazy, of course, including his family. They panhandle, do odd jobs, sing songs at restaurants, meet people both evil and good, and sleep in abandoned buildings and rusted out buses. But they love each other deeply and experience many life lessons, especially the adolescent Antonio who is turning into a young man. This film, "based upon a true story," won at least five festival awards, all of them deserved in my opinion. In Portuguese with English subtitles."
Touching story, beautiful landscapes
Jean-Sbastien Bdard | Québec | 05/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are curious about Brasil as i am, you must listen to this movie. Road trip on bicycle from Paraiba state on nordeste Brasil until Rio de Janeiro. A family looking for a better life. Great views of the Brasil countryside, and costal areas. A simple but beautiful movie, no action but the same Brasil quality."
Arid norttheast landscapes thro a bittersweet lens
A. Saha | Brasilia, Brasil | 01/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Apart from being a good road film (landscapes, transience etc), the lead actors have nicely portrayed the machismo that rules most latin american and asian societies. good soundtrack, imagery, and having been in brasil recently, i was taken back there, to the endless horizons, red roads and dusty bus stations.
i'd buy it if i could afford the steep price."
Very thoughtful and professionally made movie
Shishov Georgiy | Ulyanovsk, Russia | 04/21/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"From the very first minutes of this movie you clearly understand how professionally it was made. Perfect photography and director's work! I tend to think that this is due to the producer Bruno Barreto.

There's a simple story with a few turns. You'll find a lot of Brazilian country landscapes here and meet local culture.

After viewing this film I felt a little sad because such a large and beautiful country with such good people and rich culture is so poor. This movie won't thrill you, but it will make you think and feel instead."