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Capitalismo Selvagem (1993)  link to Capitalismo Selvagem on IMDb  

Number: 150

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IMDb Rating:
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6.1/10 (65 votes)

Country: Portuguese, 86 minutes

Spoken Languages: Portuguese

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): André Klotzel

Cast: Cacique Apoena (as Cacique), Adilson Barros (as Marcos), Vanderlei Bernardino (as Copeiro), Sônia Carneiro (as Repórter em Brasília), Maria Luíza Castelli (as Dona Eduarda)

Medium: VHS tape,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: This is a comedy; a double satire of Brazilian soap operas and at the same time, about "savage capitalism" in 1990's Brazil where the Amazon jungle is exploited, while killing Indians and appropriating the land of its few surviving owners. The plot is headed mostly by Hugo Assis (Jose Mayer), apparently at first a major industrialist, and Elisa Medeiros (Fernanda Torres), a reporter investigating the suspect activities of Mr. Assis' company. Through Elisa, the powerful industrialist discovers his true origins. During a passionate love affair with her, Mr. Assis starts to become another person. As his company begins a massive gold extraction operation on indigenous lands, Elisa becomes engaged in an environmental struggle against this project and the exploitation of Indian homelands.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: 1.66:1

Apr 26, 2017