Malandro

  • 1986
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Musical

This Brazilian musical, loosely adapted from "The Threepenny Opera," features Celulari as a pimp working in WW II-era Rio. When Ramalho, the classic hooker with a heart of gold, is fired from the nightclub where she works, Celulari decides to get even with Sabag, the Nazi club owner who fired her. Celulari sets out to seduce Sabag's daughter, Ohan, but...read more

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This Brazilian musical, loosely adapted from "The Threepenny Opera," features Celulari as a pimp working in WW II-era Rio. When Ramalho, the classic hooker with a heart of gold, is fired from the nightclub where she works, Celulari decides to get even with Sabag, the Nazi club owner who

fired her. Celulari sets out to seduce Sabag's daughter, Ohan, but she requires more work than the smooth-talking sharpie imagined. As in so many musicals, the plot and characters in this one are thin, since the song-and-dance numbers take precedence. Those numbers are done in a splashy style that

harkens back to the 1940s Hollywood musicals, with homages to CASABLANCA and a number of gangster films tossed in for good measure. However, despite the well-intentioned efforts of director Guerra, the film never delivers on its promise. The spirit is there, but the talent is not quite up to

demands of the undertaking.

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  • Released: 1986
  • Rating: NR
  • Review: This Brazilian musical, loosely adapted from "The Threepenny Opera," features Celulari as a pimp working in WW II-era Rio. When Ramalho, the classic hooker with a heart of gold, is fired from the nightclub where she works, Celulari decides to get even with… (more)

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