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by Walter Salles


Brazil, 1910. Tonho is ordered by his father to avenge the death of his older bother. He lives the last days before the crime torn between fulfilling his duty and rebelling against it, urged by his younger brother Pacù. That's when a tiny travelling circus passes near his home.

original title: Abril despedaçado
country: Switzerland, France, Brazil
sales agent: BAC Films
year: 2001
genre: fiction
directed by: Walter Salles
film run: 106'
release date: CH 13/12/2001, UK 8/03/2002, DE 11/04/2002, BR 1/05/2002, IT 5/06/2002, PL 6/09/2002, SE 25/10/2002, NO 1/11/2002, NL 5/12/2002, BE 30/07/2003, FR 30/04/2003
screenplay: Walter Salles, Sérgio Machado, Karim Aïnouz
cast: Rodrigo Santoro, José Dumont, Rita Lacerda, Rita Assemany, Flavia Marco Antonio
cinematography by: Walter Carvalho
film editing: Isabelle Rathery
art director: Cassio Amarante
costumes designer: Cao Albuquerque
music: Ed Cortês, Antonio Pinto, Beto Villares
producer: Arthur Cohn
production: BAC Films, Cohn, Haut et Court, Dan Valley Film, VideoFilmes, Videofilmes Producoes Artisticas
distributor: BAC Films, Buena Vista International Italia (IT), Buena Vista International (DE), Buena Vista International (NL), Buena Vista (CH), Buena Vista International (SE), Buena Vista International (NO), SPInka (PL)

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