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Lula, o Filho do Brasil (2012)

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Based on the book by Denise Paraná, Lula, Son of Brazil is a story of the early years of Brazil's president, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva. Not to be construed as a film about a politician, or a president, this is more to the point an ncredible story of perseverance, family, love, honor, resilience, heroism...a story so fantastic, that it could work as fiction. Born into extreme poverty in 1945, Lula was guided by a strong mother who faced overwhelming obstacles to raise her children with the drive and courage to live life without fear. Lindu, who was abandoned by her husband just efore Lula’s birth, never wavered from her strict commitment to seeing that her kids live a better life. She raised eight children on her own, and with an unbridled tenacity, she saw to it that each child lived life to the fullest. Lula spent the better part of his childhood growing up just outside of Santos, Brazil. When he wasn't in school, he helped support the family. He hustled - shining shoes, selling fruit, working as a delivery boy...Life got better and, as fate would have it, he was soon accepted to study at SENAI, a technical school from which he graduated in 1963. As a full-fledged member of the union, Lula found his path to a life in politics. However it wasn’t until he experienced an intense personal transformation following the startling death of his first wife and unborn son, that Lula found the courage and mbition he needed to take full control of his destiny. This “common man” who overcame incredible adversity would soon rise to become one of the world’s most extraordinary men.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: January 13th, 2012 (Limited) by New Yorker, released as Lula, Son of Brazil
Running Time: 128 minutes
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Keywords: Biography, Political, Rags to Riches, Dysfunctional Family, Addiction, Poverty
Source:Based on Factual Book/Article
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: LC Barreto, Filmes do Equador, Intervideo Digital, Globo Filmes, Costa Films, Romulo Marinho Jr.
Production Countries: Brazil

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Supporting Cast

Gloria Pires    Dona Lindu
Cleo Pires    Lurdes
Julianna Baroni    Marisa Leticia
Milhem Cortaz    Aristides

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Production and Technical Credits

Luiz Carlos Barreto    Producer
Paula Barreto    Producer
Denise Parana    Author of the Book "Lula, the Son of Brazil"
Romulo Marinho Jr.    Executive Producer
Daniel Tendler    Script
Denise Parana    Script
Fernando Bonassi    Script
Marcelo Santiago    Assistant Director
Gustavo Hadba    Director of Photography
Clovis Bueno    Art Director
Cristina Camargo    Costumes
Leticia Giffoni    Editor
Cristiano Maciel    Sound
Alessandro Laroca    Sound Editor
Antonio Pinto    Composer
Jaques Morelenbaum    Composer

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