Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures


Adventure / Drama

IMDb Rating 7.3 10 2898


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September 04, 2022 at 03:04 PM


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923.85 MB
Portuguese 2.0
24 fps
1 hr 40 min
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Reviewed by claudio_carvalho 7 / 10

A Simple and Pleasant Tale of Friendship

In 1942, the lonely German Johann (Peter Ketnath) travels through the arid roads in the country of the Northeast of Brazil in his truck selling aspirins in small villages, using advertisement movies to promote the medicine. He meets the drifter Ranulpho (João Miguel), who intends to go to Rio de Janeiro seeking a better life, and gives a ride to the man. While traveling together, they develop a close friendship, but on 31 August 1942, Brazil declares war to Germany and Johann has to decide if he should return to his home country and fight in the war, or stay in Brazil in a concentration camp; but the option of moving to Amazonas with the migrants of the drought seems to be feasible.

"Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus" is a simple, realistic and pleasant tale of friendship. This road-movie has a story based on the performances of Peter Ketnath and mainly of João Miguel, whose character has some excellent lines, associated to a sharp screenplay and precise direction. I love Brazilian movies, but the indication of this good movie to a nomination to the Oscar seems much exaggerated to me. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus" ("Cinema, Aspirins and Vultures")

Reviewed by bob998 7 / 10

Marcelo Gomes promises us

The road movie is such a hallowed genre; I always think of Easy Rider, Harry and Tonto, The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Thelma and Louise, and many more. You can escape from something, or go toward something, and I think Ranulpho and Johann are doing both. Ranulpho is the grouchy, sensual Sancho Panza to Johann's cool, resourceful Quixote; they work very well together--excellent casting.

If the story is less than gripping (we don't feel the tension surrounding Johann's status as an enemy alien, and the war seems comically far away, despite the radio broadcasts), the direction is often very accomplished, and the locales are brought to life with great care. I want to see what Gomes can do in the future.

Reviewed by faornelas 9 / 10

For Your Consideration

"Cinema, Aspirinas e Urubus" is Brazil's official entry for the 2007 Academy Awards Foreign Language Film competition.

It will probably not win, for it is too arty for the Oscars taste (it won a special prize at the Cannes Film Festival), but it definitely deserves a nomination.

Beyond its apparent simplicity, you will discover an overwhelming tale of friendship, with very decent performances (specially by João Miguel) and exquisite cinematography.

A must see for everyone who appreciates good cinema!

P.s: I also recommend another new Brazilian gem - O Ano em Que Meus Pais Saíram de Férias (2006)

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