Sunday, October 22, 2006

Two Brazilian films on football and sex

The film on football is " casamento de Romeu e julietta" - marriage of Romeo and Juliet.
It is about the foot ball obsession of the Brazilians. Julietta's family is a fanatic supporter of Palmeiras team of Sao Paulo and her father is a director of the palmeiras club. She falls in love with Romeu, who is a fan of Corinthians. Julieta advises him to pretend as a Palmirense to get acceptance of her family. But this is rejected by the grand mother of Romeu as a disgrace. Finally Romeu gets the courage to tell his would be father-in-law that he is a Corinthian. This provokes an outrage and Romeu is chased out. But the daughter decides to leave the house and marry Romeu, creating a revolution and a comedy of the outburst of her family.

The film brings out the football fanaticism of Brazilians and the extent to which their life gets overtaken by the game.

The film , released in 2005, has been directed by Bruno Barreto, who has directed several other brazilian movies. His other foot ball film" Bossanova" is also a hilarious comedy.

Sexo, Amor e Traison"- Sex, love and Betrayal is a film about sex. Caution... sex is not an obsession of Brazilians. It is just natural. They do not twist and turn because of sex. Nor does the society has any artificial and hypocritical suppressions. Their approach is humane. They celebrate sex as an essential and enjoyable part of life.

The theme of the movie is universal. Love and sex lose their importance in the course of day to day life of marriage. The story is about two couples in Rio.The wives nag the poor husbands complaining of inadequate attention. The husbands whose primary goal is success in career are unable to cope with this internal attack. At this time of marital crisis, the previous boyfriends and girlfriends appear, adding to the complication. Both couples take to adventurous diversions. Finally they reunite with happy ending. These give an idea of what happens in real life in Brazil. There is sex beyond love and love beyond sex !

Jorge Fernando, director of this film ( release- 2004), has directed many Brazilian soap operas.

4 comments:

Babu said...

Good movies, look like from your review.

atulg said...

dear sir
nice film reviews.thanks for providing them.
regards.
atul

atulg said...

dear sir
nice film reviews.thanks for providin them.
regards
atul

Anonymous said...

hello sir
i will also try to c all these films.
regards
atul