Cafundó
movie

Cafundó

Director: Paulo Betti , Clovis Bueno

Year: 2005

Plot: Cafundó is a 35 mm color film which blends fact with fiction in the life of João de Camargo, a former black slave (1858-1942, Sorocaba, Brazil) who, in his old age, works miracles and devotes himself to assisting others in order to attain his freedom. João de Camargo represents the genesis of religious and cultural syncretism in Brazil.—Virginia W. Moraes
Original Title: Cafundó
Director: Paulo Betti , Clovis Bueno
Writer: Paulo Betti , Clovis Bueno
Producer: Pedro Courbassier , Paulo Betti , R.A. Gennaro , Caio Gullane , Fabiano Gullane , Virginia W. Moraes
Type: movie
Year: 2005
Genres: Biography, Drama, History, War
Cast: Leandro Firmino , Milhem Cortaz , Flavio Bauraqui , Alexandre Rodrigues , Cibele Gardin , Wesley Aprile , Danilo Avelleda , Francisco Leão , Valéria Monã , Geísa Costa , Altamar Cezar , Adolfo Pimentel , Aristeu Berger , Fausto Cascaes , Olinto Simões , Rosana Stavig , Regina Bastos , Heitor Saraiva , Ronald Pinheiros , Tupaceretan Matheus , Paulo Matabele , Beto Guiz , Marcello Santos , Vera Gonçalves , Edson Rocha , Mário Abreu , Sílvia Monteiro , Fernando Bachstein , Moacir Davi , André Biazzi , Cristiane Magalhães , Priscila Guimarães , Sombra , Claudete Pereira , Juliana Betti , Brayan Gonçalves , Márcio Fumagalli , Fabiana Ferreira , Gerson Delliano , Dieizol Motta , Marcel Szymanski , Joaquim Lieve , Rogério Apolinário da Silva , João Carlos da Silva , Francisco F. Das Neves , Regina Vogue , Richard Rebello , Ailton Silva Caru , Ricardo Lunghin , Maurício Cezar , Paula Dias , Luiz Carlos Pazello , Lázaro Ramos , Leona Cavalli , Ernani Moraes , Luís Melo , Renato Consorte , Francisco Cuoco , Abrahão Farc , Paulo Betti , Alvaro Bittencourt , Renato Dobal , Chica Lopes , Simone Magalhães Matos , George Sada
Runtimes: 102
Countries: Brazil
Languages: Portuguese
Color Info: Color
Sound Mix: Dolby SR
Original Air Date: 2005 (Brazil)
Rating: 6.3
Votes: 266
Year: 2005
Akas: Outback (World-wide, English title)
Production Companies: LAZ Audiovisual , Prole de Adão Produções Artísticas
Synopsis: Cafundó is a fictional movie, inspired by a real-life character from the Brazilian slave-houses of the 19th century: a cattle driver and former slave bewildered at the transformation of the world and eager to rush headlong into it. The resulting shock leads him to depths of anguish and despair. Defeated, he abandons himself to the arms of inspiration, delirium and illumination, and is finally able to see God! His vision combines the magic of his African roots and the glory of the Jewish-Christian civilization. His mission, he finds out, is to help his fellow human beings. So strong is his belief in his own healing powers that they come true the triumph of the madness of faith! Since his death, in the 1940's, he has become one of the legends that compose the Brazilian soul. To this day we can find his idolized figure in religious goods shops: the old black man known as João de Camargo.
Cinematographer: José Roberto Eliezer
Producer: Pedro Courbassier , Paulo Betti , R.A. Gennaro , Caio Gullane , Fabiano Gullane , Virginia W. Moraes
Production Manager: André Montenegro , Rui Pires
Art Direction: Vera Hamburguer
Certificates: Brazil:18
Composer: André Abujamra
Editor: Sérgio Mekler
Editorial Department: Fábio Fatorelli , Gigio Pelosi
Sound Crew: Beto Ferraz , Cauê Custódio , Fernando Lobo , Rodrigo Janiszewski , Pedro Noizyman , Márcio Câmara , José Luiz Sasso
Visual Effects: Marcelo Siqueira , Ariel Wollinger , Robson Sartori , Lilian Stock Bonzi , Eduardo Sallas , Karina Vanes , Marcelo Ferreira PeeJay , Vanessa Mariano , Ailton Piuí
Miscellaneous Crew: Jair Neto , Ricardo Lunghin , Vivianne Jundi , Marina Puech Leão , Ariadne Mazzetti
Other Companies: Cesnik Quintino & Salinas Advogados
Costume Designer: Bia Salgado
Make Up: Siva Rama Terra , Anna Van Steen
Assistant Director: Luciana Baptista , César Rodrigues
Art Department: João Bueno
Camera and Electrical Department: Daniel Duran , Guzulinha , Marcos de Noronha , Fernando Baia , Ricardo 'Chanel' Corrêa Couto , Dimas Oliveira , Edu Mourão
Set Decoration: Patrícia Perla
Costume Department: Cássio Brasil
Script Department: Fernanda Luz
Seasons: Vivian Golombek , Patricia Faria , Sandra Pires