Editorial Reviews. Language Notes. Text: Portugese. Buy Auto Da Compadecida by Ariano Suassuna (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Ariano Suassuna (born João Pessoa, ) is a Brazilian playwright and author. He is in the Movemento Amorial. He founded the Student Theater at Federa.

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O Auto da Compadecida Even in that context, the Nordeste sentiment is markedly in the ascendant. This is one of the best, if not the best, mini-series from Brazil.

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In spite of plot variations, the film is extremely faithful to the comic spirit and moral ethos of its literary source, and remains a classic of Brazilian cinema with a faithful audience in the region where it is set—an audience that knows every line, every jape and every twist of the busy plot.

Sign in with Ariabo Other Sign in options. Retrieved from ” https: With becoming modesty he refuses to claim any personal virtues and turns down the Virgin’s offer of a purgatorial sentence but accepts instead the compassionate offer of a return to earth to ‘sin no more’—but do not expect a pious conversion! Auto da Compadecida by Ariano Suassuna. Audible Download Audio Books.

It is based compaddecida the play of almost the same name by Ariano Suassunawith elements of some other of Suassuna’s plays, The Ghost and the Sowand Torture of a Heart. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


O Estado de S. The adventures of two friends in a small town in Brazil.

If you like sense of humor mixed with a little bit of drama this is the right thing to watch. Retrieved March 5, CS1 Portuguese-language sources pt Articles containing Portuguese-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Find showtimes, watch trailers, browse photos, track your Watchlist and rate your favorite movies and TV shows on your phone or tablet!

Archived from the original on July 9, The period compwdecida in the movie is historical for Brazil, aiano tells about the “cangaceiros” – rebels who’ve looked for justice due to social inequality – who threatened Brazil’s northeast.

Retomada do Cinema Brasileiro. It deserves to be better known worldwide if only for the performances without exception but requires, to some extent, a specifically Brazilian sense of context for its sympathetic appreciation.

A Dog’s Will Theatrical release poster.

Ariano Suassuna (Author of Auto da Compadecida)

Sign in to vote. In hilarious situations Selto Mello and Matheus Natchergaelle reveal themselves to be promising young actors of their generation with great performances. This is a don’t miss Brazilian drama at its best. There the fate of the main characters is mercifully arbitrated by compadecids a court-room contest between Satan and a black Jesus, with the Virgin Mary Fernanda Montenegro interceding as the Virgin in keeping with her prayer-book promise. I haven’t seen the subtitles, but it would be very hard to translate and keep the comedy intact, but it is worth seeing it.

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It is the bride—now reduced to penury for the first time in her existence—who breaks bread with him while the others philosophise about Jesus’s propensity to test the faithful and just in such a way. One of them is a compulsive liar and the way his lies are depicted is even funnier than the lies. Originally written inthe play is presented as a microseries, in four episodes, and premiered on Tuesday, January 5th, It’s a movie that, at the same time, is a comedy and a drama.


Now they proceed with Plan B: Retrieved February 28, Was this review helpful? Fernanda Ssuassuna does a great job as the “Compadecida”, although she doesn’t play a leading role.

Retrieved June 6, When the exoneration of the desperate bandit Severino is delivered by Jesus at the behest of his Holy Mother, a series of black-and-white stills of rural poverty in the Nordeste Brazil are screened, giving the whole a sense of social feet-on-ground which belies its comic brio.

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This page was last edited on 1 Juneat A drama of epic proportions with very good humor SMarti-3 8 July Archived from the original PDF on March 1, Oscar-nominated Fernanda Montenegro has a cameo appearance as Compadecida, the same role she played over 30 years ago in the theater. A Dog’s Will [1] Portuguese: