Top Portuguese Language movies on DVD and Blu-ray

Rent City of God on DVD City of God
Synopsis
Growing up in a Rio de Janeiro favela, Rocket is able to avoid being drawn into a life of drugs and crime by having a passion for photography. Through his eyes, the dramatic stories of several of the slum's colorful residents unfold.
Cast
Cast
Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Jonathan Haagensen, Phellipe Haagensen, Douglas Silva, Daniel Zettel, Seu Jorge, Matheus Nachtergaele
Director
Director
Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent Central Station on DVD Central Station
Synopsis
Dora (Fernanda Montenegro), who writes letters for illiterate people at Rio de Janeiro's central railroad station, feels compelled to help 9-year-old Josué (Vinicius De Oliveira) locate his estranged father after the child's mother dies in a car accident. This Oscar-nominated drama follows the interplay between Dora and the boy during their journey to Brazil's remote Northeast region, their bond growing ever stronger with each mile logged.
Cast
Cast
Fernanda Montenegro, Marília Pêra, Vinícius de Oliveira, Soia Lira, Othon Bastos, Otávio Augusto, Stela Freitas, Matheus Nachtergaele, Caio Junqueira
Director
Director
Walter Salles
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Brazil, Portuguese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Elite Squad on DVD Elite Squad
Synopsis
In this gritty action-thriller, some Rio de Janeiro cops are just as crooked as the drug lords who run the slums. On the brink of retirement -- and burnout -- Capitão Nascimento must find a trustworthy successor to lead a dangerous mission.
Cast
Cast
Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz, Fernanda Machado, Maria Ribeiro, Paulo Vilela, Fernanda de Freitas, André Felipe, Fabio Lago
Director
Director
José Padilha
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Foreign Thrillers, Crime Dramas, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent City of Men on DVD City of Men
Synopsis
In director Paulo Morelli's follow-up to Fernando Meirelles's Oscar-nominated City of God, 18-year-old best friends Acerola and Laranjinha are struggling to come to terms with the pressures of manhood in the midst of a bloody neighborhood gang war.
Cast
Cast
Douglas Silva, Darlan Cunha, Jonathan Haagensen, Rodrigo dos Santos, Camila Monteiro, Naima Silva, Eduardo Piranha, Luciano Vidigal, Pedro Henrique
Director
Director
Paulo Morelli
Genres
Genres
Drama, Crime Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent Black Orpheus on DVD Black Orpheus
Synopsis
This superb retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice Greek legend is set against Rio de Janeiro's madness during Carnival. Orpheus (Breno Mello), a trolley car conductor, is engaged to Mira (Lourdes de Oliveira) but in love with Eurydice (Marpessa Dawn). A vengeful Mira and Eurydice's ex-lover, costumed as Death, pursue Orpheus and his new paramour through the feverish Carnival night. Black Orpheus earned an Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film.
Cast
Cast
Breno Mello, Marpessa Dawn, Marcel Camus, Fausto Guerzoni, Maria Alice, Lourdes De Oliveira, Aurino Cassiano, Alexandre Constanino, Adhemar Feirrera Da Silva, Waldetar De Souza, Jorge Dos Santos
Director
Director
Marcel Camus
Genres
Genres
Classics, Foreign, Foreign Classic Dramas, Brazil, Foreign Romance, Portuguese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions, Foreign Classics
Rent The Year My Parents Went on Vacation on DVD The Year My Parents Went on Vacation
Synopsis
When his parents' political leanings force his family to flee Brazil in haste, 12-year-old Mauro (Michel Joelsas) is left behind to live with his grandfather on the outskirts of São Paulo in the city's Jewish community. But what his parents didn't realize is that Mauro's grandfather has recently died, and the only person left to care for the boy is his grandfather's next-door neighbor, Shlomo (Germano Haiut).
Cast
Cast
Michel Joelsas, Germano Haiut, Paulo Autran, Simone Spoladore, Eduardo Moreira, Caio Blat, Daniela Piepszyk, Liliana Castro, Rodrigo dos Santos
Director
Director
Cao Hamburger
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Period Pieces, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent The House of Sand on DVD The House of Sand
Synopsis
Andrucha Waddington directs this epic drama that explores how daughters ultimately become their mothers. After following her parents to the wilds of northern Brazil, the pregnant Aurea (Fernanda Montenegro) yearns for the modernity of the city, but she can't bear to leave her mother (Fernanda Torres). Now, years after her mother's death, Aurea (now played by Torres) is having trouble reining in her own daughter (played by Montenegro).
Cast
Cast
Fernanda Montenegro, Fernanda Torres
Director
Director
Andrucha Waddington
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Art House, Brazil, Portuguese Language, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Bus 174 on DVD Bus 174
Synopsis
This moving documentary depicts a fateful day in June 2000 when a Rio de Janeiro bus carrying 12 passengers was hijacked by a man named Sandro do Nascimento. Cameras rolled as he touted his plans to kill all aboard but was finally persuaded to give himself up. A cop nonetheless opened fire on Nascimento, killing a passenger instead and causing the city's streets to erupt in riots. Details of Nascimento's very troubled childhood are also featured.
Cast
Cast
Sandro do Nascimento
Director
Director
José Padilha, Felipe Lacerda
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Brazil, Portuguese Language
Rent Behind the Sun on DVD Behind the Sun
Synopsis
When his older brother is killed, young Tonho is urged by his father to accept his ancestral duty and take revenge. But Tonho is also aware that the bloodshed will not end if he pursues violence in this meditation on war and peace set in Brazil.
Cast
Cast
José Dumont, Rodrigo Santoro, Rita Assemany, Ravi Ramos Lacerda, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Flavia Marco Antonio, Everaldo Pontes, Caio Junqueira, Mariana Loureiro, Servílio de Holanda
Director
Director
Walter Salles
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent Lower City on DVD Lower City
Synopsis
Temptation, lust and jealousy combine to make a volatile situation explosive for two childhood friends, who are entangled in a steamy love triangle with an exotic dancer -- the tantalizing Karinna.
Cast
Cast
Lazaro Ramos, Wagner Moura, Alice Braga, Maria Menezes, Joao Miguel Leonelli, Débora Santiago, Hugo Rodas, Divina Valéria, Dois Mundos, Gerónimo
Director
Director
Sergio Machado
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Romantic Dramas, Steamy Romance, Foreign Steamy Romance, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent Mysteries of Lisbon on DVD Mysteries of Lisbon
Synopsis
When a 14-year-old orphan asks the loving priest who raised him about his unknown origins, he settles in for a sweeping tale of forbidden passion and bitter disappointment involving a beautiful countess, a wealthy businessman and a life of piracy.
Cast
Cast
Adriano Luz, Maria João Bastos, Ricardo Pereira, Clotilde Hesme, José Afonso Pimentel, João Arrais, Albano Jerónimo, João Baptista, Martin Loizillon
Director
Director
Raoul Ruiz
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Portuguese Language
Rent Elite Squad: The Enemy Within on DVD Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
Synopsis
Tenente-Coronel Nascimento, a hardened vet of Rio de Janeiro's drug wars, is now head of a special police unit. With his new title comes new responsibilities and dangers, which the captain navigates with brashness and resolve.
Cast
Cast
Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz, Maria Ribeiro, Seu Jorge, Sandro Rocha, Tainá Müller, André Mattos, Pedro Van-Held
Director
Director
José Padilha
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Action Thrillers, Crime Thrillers, Crime Action, Crime Dramas, Foreign Action & Adventure, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent City of Men on DVD City of Men
Synopsis
Blending scenes of uncompromising realism with humor, this Brazilian TV series introduces two 13-year-old best friends whose pluck and spirit prevail in the face of soul-crushing poverty in one of the Rio de Janeiro's infamous shantytowns.
Cast
Cast
Darlan Cunha, Douglas Silva, Jonathan Haagensen, Phellipe Haagensen, Camila Monteiro
Director
Director
Fernando Meirelles, Katia Lund, Cesar Charlone
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Brazil, Foreign Television, Portuguese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent The Middle of the World on DVD The Middle of the World
Synopsis
It's a known fact that desperate people will be driven to take desperate measures. And when we say <i>driven</i>, we mean it -- literally. This movie is based on the incredible true story of a man who takes his wife and five children on a 2,000-mile bicycle trip across Brazil in search of a decent job. Stars Cl&#225;udia Abreu and Manoel Sebasti&#227;o Alves Filho.
Cast
Cast
Claudia Abreu, Wagner Moura, Ravi Ramos Lacerda, Manoel Sebastiao Alves Filho, Felipe Newton Silva Rodrigues, Cícera Cristina Almino de Lima, Cicero Wesley A. Ferreira, Claudio Jaborandy, Carol Castro, Sidney Magal, Lais Correa, Fabio Lago, Caco Monteiro
Director
Director
Vicente Amorim
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Brazil, Portuguese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Man Who Copied on DVD The Man Who Copied
Synopsis
When a 19-year-old Brazilian photocopier needs to come up with some money to impress the girl of his dreams, he hits on a brilliant idea: counterfeiting cash on the copy machine. But his plan soon becomes a habit that spins out of control.
Cast
Cast
Lazaro Ramos, Leandra Leal, Luana Piovani, Pedro Cardoso, Paulo José, Júlio Andrade, Artur Pinto, Nelson Diniz, Ze Adao Barbosa, Renata de Lelis, Kike Barbosa
Director
Director
Jorge Furtado
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Romance, Brazil, Portuguese Language
Rent The Other Side of the Street on DVD The Other Side of the Street
Synopsis
As part of the neighborhood watch program, 65-year-old informer Regina (Fernanda Montenegro) spends her time peering out of her apartment. But after she reports a murder in the complex across the way, she gets suspended when the accused (Raul Cortez) turns out to be a retired judge. Certain that she witnessed a killing, Regina launches her own investigation in this offbeat Brazilian import directed by Marcos Bernstein.
Cast
Cast
Fernanda Montenegro, Raul Cortez, Milene Pizarro, Laura Cardoso, Marcio Vito, Caio Ramos, Luiz Carlos Persy, Miguel Lunardi, Mauro Jose, Eliana Cesar
Director
Director
Marcos Bernstein
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Thrillers, Brazil, Portuguese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Possible Loves on DVD Possible Loves
Synopsis
Director Sandra Werneck's earnest romantic comedy -- winner of the 2001 Sundance Jury Prize for Latin American Cinema -- takes a unique approach to young love by posing multiple scenarios for main characters Carlos (Murilo Ben&#237;cio) and his girlfriend, J&#250;lia (Carolina Ferraz). As Carlos waits for J&#250;lia to arrive at a Rio de Janeiro movie theater, will one seemingly insignificant choice change his entire future?
Cast
Cast
Murilo Benicio, Carolina Ferraz, Emilio de Melo, Beth Goulart, Irene Ravache, Alberto Szafran
Director
Director
Sandra Werneck
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Comedies, Foreign Romance, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent Fados on DVD Fados
Synopsis
Through performances of traditional pieces and contemporary expressions, celebrated filmmaker Carlos Saura explores the heritage of fado music, a haunting Portuguese vocal tradition born in the 1820s that speaks of lost love and longing for home. By turns moving and inspiring, this captivating musical documentary features such renowned fado artists as Caman&#233;, Carlos do Carmo and Lila Downs.
Cast
Cast
Cesaria Evora, Lila Downs, Chico Buarque de Hollanda, Carlos do Carmo, Camané, Toni Garrido, Lura, Alfredo Marceneiro, Mariza, Miguel Poveda, Amalia Rodrigues
Director
Director
Carlos Saura
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Foreign Art House, Foreign Musicals, Portuguese Language, Foreign Languages
Rent Madame Sata on DVD Madame Sata
Synopsis
Rio de Janeiro's Lapa neighborhood is full of outrageous personalities, but few hold a candle to the fascinating Madame Sata (Lazaro Ramos), a transvestite singer who worked the streets in order to survive day to day. Director Karim Ainouz based his film on the extraordinary life of this eccentric character (born Francisco dos Santos), who was also a murderer and spent decades in jail.
Cast
Cast
Lazaro Ramos, Marcelia Cartaxo, Flávio Bauraqu, Felipe Marques, Emiliano Queiroz, Renata Sorrah, Giovana Barbosa, Ricardo Blat, Guilherme Piva, Marcelo Valle
Director
Director
Karim Ainouz
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign LGBT, Foreign Art House, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent Only When I Dance on DVD Only When I Dance
Synopsis
To achieve their shared dream of becoming ballet superstars, two young black dancers from the slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, must overcome poverty, prejudice and incredible odds -- a journey captured in this inspiring documentary. Filmmaker Beadie Finzi chronicles the day-to-day struggles of these gifted performers as they challenge the notion that ballet is the province of the wealthy, white elite.
Cast
Cast
Irlan Santos da Silva, Isabela Coracy Alves
Director
Director
Beadie Finzi
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Brazil, Portuguese Language
Rent Once Upon a Time in Rio on DVD Once Upon a Time in Rio
Synopsis
Impoverished Dé lives in the slums of Brazil and helps his mom pay rent by selling hot dogs to tourists. Problems arise when he falls in love with Nina, whose wealthy father isn't happy to see his daughter dating someone from the wrong side of town.
Cast
Cast
Thiago Martins, Vitória Frate, Rocco Pitanga, Cyria Coentro, Paulo César Grande, Rodrigo Costa, Marcos Pitombo, Luana Schneider
Director
Director
Breno Silveira
Genres
Genres
Drama, Romantic Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent Adrift on DVD Adrift
Synopsis
When a teenaged girl finds out that her debonair father, Matias (Vincent Cassel), is a philanderer, she enters into a voyeuristic world while trying to figure out her own burgeoning sexuality. Camilla Belle co-stars as Matias's gorgeous mistress, &#194;ngela, in this sensitive, coming-of-age drama set in the 1980s. Brazilian Heitor Dhalia writes and directs this film, which was an official selection at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Camilla Belle, Vincent Cassel, Laura Neiva, Cauã Reymond, Debora Bloch, Gregório Duvivier, Max Huzar, Josefina Schiller, Tais Araujo, Laura Leto
Director
Director
Heitor Dhalia
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Brazil, Portuguese Language
Rent Moro No Brasil on DVD Moro No Brasil
Synopsis
Follow Finnish director Mika Kaurism&#228;ki on a musical odyssey of his second home, Brazil. Digging deeper than the well-known samba and bossa nova styles, this documentary mines Brazil's diverse cultures and unearths many musical gems. With visits to Pernambuco, Bahia and Rio de Janiero, Kaurismaki explores the role of music in everyday Brazilian life. Along the way, he weaves an intricate patchwork of colors, sounds and faces.
Cast
Cast
Seu Jorge, Mika Kaurismäki
Director
Director
Mika Kaurismäki
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Brazil, Portuguese Language, Foreign Documentaries, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Saudade Do Futuro on DVD Saudade Do Futuro
Synopsis
The vibrant colors of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil, are brought to life with flourishing energy in this effervescent glimpse at the cantadores, folk singers who hail from the more underprivileged regions of Brazil. As the group performs, we learn about their everyday lives, including everything from their financial status to religious beliefs and personal relationships -- all set against the backdrop of one of the world's most beautiful cities.
Cast
Cast
Luiza Erundina, Fabio Freire, Ezequias Lira, Thomas Rohrer
Director
Director
Cesar Paes
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Brazil, Foreign Documentaries, Social & Cultural Documentaries, Portuguese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Neighboring Sounds on DVD Neighboring Sounds
Synopsis
A disparate group of upper-middle-class neighbors, including a lonely housewife and a proud grandfather, fear that their apartment building will be overrun by criminals and hire a private security firm, but the watchmen only heighten the problem.
Cast
Cast
Irma Brown, Sebastião Formiga, Gustavo Jahn, Maeve Jinkings, Dida Maia, Irandhir Santos, W.J. Solha, Lula Terra
Director
Director
Kleber Mendonça Filho
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Indie Dramas, Social Issue Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent Midnight: 2000 Seen By... on DVD Midnight: 2000 Seen By...
Synopsis
Crushed when her live-in boyfriend dumps her on the eve of the new millennium, Maria (Fernanda Torres) heads to the roof of her apartment building to commit suicide but instead meets an ex-con (Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos) on his way to kill an informant. Directed by Walter Salles, this visually lush drama follows the couple as they spend the last two days of the 20th century together on the beaches of Rio de Janeiro.
Cast
Cast
Fernanda Torres, Nelson Sargento, Matheus Nachtergaele, Tonico Pereira, Aulio Ribeiro, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos
Director
Director
Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Brazil, Portuguese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Strange Case of Angelica on DVD The Strange Case of Angelica
Synopsis
In 1950s Portugal, a well-to-do family hires a young photographer named Isaac to take the last photograph of their deceased daughter, Angelica. Upon seeing her, Isaac falls deeply in love and soon finds her returning to life in his camera lens.
Cast
Cast
Pilar López de Ayala, Ricardo Trêpa, Leonor Silveira, Filipe Vargas, Ana Maria Magalhães, Luís Miguel Cintra, Isabel Ruth, Adelaide Teixeira, Paulo Matos, Ricardo Aibéo
Director
Director
Manoel de Oliveira
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language
Rent Antonia on DVD Antonia
Synopsis
Wide-eyed with the collective dream of turning their all-girl rap group into a viable enterprise, four Sao Paulo friends (Negra Li, Cindy Mendes, Leilah Moreno and Jacqueline Sim&#227;o) embark on an all-or-nothing quest to succeed in a cutthroat industry.
Cast
Cast
Negra Li, Leilah Moreno, Cindy Mendes, Jacqueline Simão, Chico Andrade, Barão, Odara Carvalho, Nathalye Cris, Valney Damasceno
Director
Director
Tata Amaral
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent Love for Sale: Suely in the Sky on DVD Love for Sale: Suely in the Sky
Synopsis
Abandoned by her husband, new mother Hermila (Hermila Guedes) moves back home and raffles herself off for a night of passion to raise much-needed funds, shocking her rural Brazilian neighbors with a bold declaration of female empowerment. Determined to live by her own rules, Hermila finds support from her aunt Maria (Maria Menezes) and her prostitute friend Georgina (Georgina Castro). Zezita Matos and Jo&#227;o Miguel co-star.
Cast
Cast
Hermila Guedes, Maria Menezes, Zezita Matos, João Miguel, Georgina Castro, Claudio Jaborandy, Marcelia Cartaxo, Flávio Bauraqu, Gerkson Carlos, Matheus Vieira
Director
Director
Karim Ainouz
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Brazil, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Capoeira Na Veia on DVD Capoeira Na Veia
Synopsis
A deft blend of martial arts, acrobatics and self-defense, capoeira (or "dance fighting") was created in the 16th century by African slaves in Brazil, who disguised it as dancing to hide its true purpose: to build slaves' strength for escape. In this instructional program, three practitioners from the group Capoeira Gerais in Switzerland demonstrate their unique version of the increasingly popular art form.
Cast
Cast
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Portuguese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Orfeu on DVD Orfeu
Synopsis
Director Carlos Diegues' vibrant update of the Orpheus myth casts its protagonist, Orfeu de Conceicao (portrayed by Brazilian pop icon Toni Garrido), as a celebrated samba musician and idol to his neighbors in the Rio de Janeiro slums. Amid the clamor of Carnaval festivities, Orfeu falls for provincial beauty Eurdice (Patricia Franca), but violent forces of crime and corruption conspire against the lovers in this stylish and explosive film.
Cast
Cast
Toni Garrido, Patricia Franca, Murilo Benicio, Zeze Motta
Director
Director
Carlos Diegues
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Latin America, Portuguese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Chronically Unfeasible on DVD Chronically Unfeasible
Synopsis
Revolving around six characters that frequent a restaurant in S&#227;o Paulo, director S&#233;rgio Bianchi's bitterly sarcastic quasi-documentary skewers race and class relations in a society beset by corruption, exploitation and sexual oppression.
Cast
Cast
Umberto Magnani, Cecil Thire, Dira Paes, Betty Gofman, Daniel Dantas, Dan Stulbach, Leonardo Vieira, Cosme dos Santos
Director
Director
Sergio Bianchi
Genres
Genres
Comedy, Foreign, Spoofs and Satire, Indie Comedies, Political Comedies, Foreign Comedies, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent Quilombo on DVD Quilombo
Synopsis
Carlos Diegues directs this historical drama tracing the origins of Quilombo de Palmares, a 17th century settlement of escaped slaves in northeast Brazil. The year is 1650, and plantation slaves have revolted and fled for the mountains, where one of them, Ganga Zumba, is named king. For years, Zumba's warriors hold off Portuguese raiders, but when the enemy imports a ruthless captain to lead an assault on the colony, will Palmares remain free?
Cast
Cast
Vera Fischer, Milton Goncalves, Camila Pitanga, Zeze Motta, Daniel Filho, Jonas Bloch, Chico Diaz, Mauricio do Valle, Tony Tornado, Telma Reston
Director
Director
Carlos Diegues
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Brazil, Portuguese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Alice's House on DVD Alice's House
Synopsis
Manicurist Alice (Carla Ribas) is the dutiful center of a crowded Sao Paolo apartment that includes her oafish cabbie husband (Zecarlos Machado), her put-upon mother (Berta Zemel) and her three sons. Life's tiny dramas rule the home until an innocent flirtation yields huge consequences. Brazilian director Chico Teixeira's affecting first feature was an official selection at the 2007 Chicago International Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Carla Ribas, Berta Zemel, Vinicius Zinn, Ricardo Vilaça, Felipe Massuia, Zecarlos Machado
Director
Director
Chico Teixeira
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Brazil, Portuguese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl on DVD Eccentricities of a Blonde-Haired Girl
Synopsis
Portuguese director Manoel de Oliveira -- who was 100 years old at the time of filming -- unspools this unusual love story as told by a man (Ricardo Tr&#234;pa) whose thwarted romance with a beautiful blonde (Catarina Wallenstein) still haunts him. Oliveira adapted the movie from a tale by E&#231;a de Queir&#243;s and filled it with characteristic eccentricities, including scenes featuring harpist Ana Paula Miranda and actor Lu&#237;s Miguel Cintra as themselves.
Cast
Cast
Ricardo Trêpa, Catarina Wallenstein, Diogo Dória, Júlia Buisel, Luís Miguel Cintra, Gloria de Matos, Leonor Silveira, Filipe Vargas, Miguel Guilherme, Rogério Samora
Director
Director
Manoel de Oliveira
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Romance, Portuguese Language
Rent A Wolf at the Door on DVD A Wolf at the Door
Synopsis
After 6-year-old Clarinha is kidnapped from school, parents Sylvia and Bernardo frantically look to the police for help rescuing their daughter. Reluctantly, Bernardo reveals to a detective that his mistress, Rosa, may have been the abductor.
Cast
Cast
Tamara Taxman, Juliano Cazarré, Fabíola Nascimento, Karine Teles, Milhem Cortaz, Paulo Tiefenthaler, Isabelle Ribas, Leandra Leal, Thalita Carauta, Antonio Saboia
Director
Director
Fernando Coimbra
Genres
Genres
Thrillers, Foreign, Foreign Thrillers, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent Lula, the Son of Brazil on DVD Lula, the Son of Brazil
Synopsis
Adapted from a biography by journalist Denise Paraná, this big-budget epic chronicles the formative years of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva -- aka Lula -- who overcame formidable obstacles to become the president of Brazil in 2003. Lula and his six young siblings live in poverty and are sent to work early; an accident on the job drives the adult Lula (Rui Ricardo Diaz) into union activism, planting the seeds for a future in politics.
Cast
Cast
Rui Ricardo Diaz, Glória Pires, Juliana Baroni, Lucélia Santos, Cléo Pires, Milhem Cortaz, Celso Frateschi
Director
Director
Fábio Barreto, Marcelo Santiago
Genres
Genres
Drama, Biographies, Political Dramas, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language, Brazil, Period Pieces
Rent Capitaes De Abril on DVD Capitaes De Abril
Synopsis
Set in Portugal, actress Maria de Medeiros's directorial debut depicts the events of April 25, 1974, when the country was freed from 40 years of dictatorship. Told through the eyes of two army captains and a teacher (de Medeiros), this historical drama relives the day in which a section of the Portuguese military, disgusted at domestic repression and bloody colonial conflict in Africa, instituted a nonviolent coup to oust the fascist government.
Cast
Cast
Stefano Accorsi, Maria de Medeiros, Joaquim de Almeida, Frédéric Pierrot, Fele Martínez, Manuel Joao Vieira, Marcantonio Del Carlo, Emmanuel Salinger, Rita Durao, Manuel Manquiña
Director
Director
Maria de Medeiros
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Political Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Spain, Portuguese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent To the Left of the Father on DVD To the Left of the Father
Synopsis
In his feature film debut, Brazilian director Fernando Carvalho tells the story of a young man's anguished journey toward redemption after running away from sin. Consumed with sexual feelings toward his beautiful sister (Simone Spoladore), Andr&#233; (Selton Mello) leaves home to punish himself but is ultimately ushered back into the family by his older brother (Leonardo Medeiros). His homecoming, however, stirs up his shameful desires once again ...
Cast
Cast
Raul Cortez, Selton Mello, Juliana Carneiro da Cunha, Simone Spoladore, Leonardo Medeiros, Caio Blat
Director
Director
Luiz Fernando Carvalho
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Portuguese Language, Foreign Dramas, Brazil, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent The Three Marias on DVD The Three Marias
Synopsis
Marieta Severo, Julia Lemmertz and Maria Luisa Mendonca star in this film about a mother, Filomena Capaccio, whose husband and two sons are murdered by the children of a man from her past, Firmino Santos Guerra. She'd been engaged to Firmino 30 years before, but left him for the man she eventually married, raising Firmino's ire. Filomena fights back, using her three daughters -- Maria Francisca, Maria Rosa and Maria Pia -- as her weapons.
Cast
Cast
Marieta Severo, Julia Lemmertz, Maria Luisa Mendonca, Luiza Mariani, Carlos Vereza, Enrique Diaz, Wagner Moura, Tuca Andrada, Cassiano Carneiro, Taveira Junior, Fabio Limma
Director
Director
Aluisio Abranches
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Brazil, Portuguese Language
Rent Tabu on DVD Tabu
Synopsis
Named with a nod to F.W. Murnau's famed final film, Tabu weaves two seemingly disparate tales into one unclassifiable narrative, bringing together the tales of an elderly gambling addict in Lisbon and a widowed hunter on the plains of Africa.
Cast
Cast
Teresa Madruga, Laura Soveral, Ana Moreira, Henrique Espirito Santo, Carloto Cotta, Isabel Muñoz Cardoso, Ivo Mueller, Manuel Mesquita
Director
Director
Miguel Gomes
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Experimental, Indie Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language, Foreign Regions
Rent Astral City: A Spiritual Journey on DVD Astral City: A Spiritual Journey
Synopsis
Based on the visionary book by noted medium Chico Xavier, this inspiring drama chronicles the journey of an ordinary man who finds himself in the afterlife, where he undergoes a spiritual transformation that leads him to a beautiful, mystical city.
Cast
Cast
Renato Prieto, Fernando Alves Pinto, Rosanne Mulholland , Inez Viana, Rodrigo dos Santos, Werner Schünemann, Clemente Viscaíno, Ana Rosa, Othon Bastos, Paulo Goulart
Director
Director
Wagner de Assis
Genres
Genres
Drama, Faith & Spirituality, Religious & Spiritual Dramas, Fantasy, Dramas Based on Bestsellers, Dramas Based on Contemporary Literature, 20th Century Period Pieces, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Sci-Fi & Fantasy, Dramas Based on the Book, Period Pieces, Faith & Spirituality Feature Films, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent Colossal Youth  on DVD Colossal Youth
Synopsis
After the Portuguese government demolishes his slum and relocates him to a housing project on the outskirts of Lisbon, 75-year-old Cape Verde immigrant Ventura wanders between his new and old homes, reconnecting with people from his past. Portuguese auteur Pedro Costa blends documentary and drama in his third film examining the denizens of Lisbon's Fontainhas district. The movie was nominated for the Golden Palm at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
Cast
Cast
Ventura, Vanda Duarte, Isabel Muñoz Cardoso, Alberto 'Lento' Barros, Beatriz Duarte, Gustavo Sumpta, Cila Cardoso
Director
Director
Pedro Costa
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language
Rent In Vanda's Room  on DVD In Vanda's Room
Synopsis
Set in a shantytown on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal, director Pedro Costa's provocative and unflinching film centers on a pair of drug addicts who live there: Vanda Duarte and her sister, Zita (who play themselves). While the siblings smoke crack and engage in rambling discussions, the ghetto area that they and other junkies call home -- the Fontainhas district -- is gradually being demolished.
Cast
Cast
Vanda Duarte, Lena Duarte, Zita Duarte, Pedro Lanban, António Moreno, Paulo Nunes, Fernando Paixão
Director
Director
Pedro Costa
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language
Rent Ossos on DVD Ossos
Synopsis
In a slum outside Lisbon, a young father (Nuno Vaz) wraps his newborn in a garbage bag and uses the baby as a prop for begging. As the infant's troubled mother (Mariya Lipkina) tracks down her child, the increasingly desperate father tries to sell the baby. Writer-director Pedro Costa was nominated for a Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival for this unnerving drama. Isabel Ruth and Inês de Medeiros co-star.
Cast
Cast
Nuno Vaz, Mariya Lipkina, Isabel Ruth, Inês de Medeiros, Vanda Duarte
Director
Director
Pedro Costa
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language
Rent Viva Zapato! on DVD Viva Zapato!
Synopsis
Ready to end her failing marriage, Havana dancer Dolores asks her aunt for money so she can start her own restaurant. Instead, her aunt sends her a pair of fancy shoes, which Dolores sells in a fit of rage only to learn that her aunt hid money in the platform heels. Frantic, Dolores scours the streets for the shoes and, along the way, finds much more than she'd ever dreamed.
Cast
Cast
Laura Ramos, Jorge Sanz, Marcelo Melo, Hyram Vega, Paula Burlamaqui, Ney Latorraca, Irene Ravache
Director
Director
Luiz Carlos Lacerda
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Comedies, Brazil, Portuguese Language, Foreign Regions, Foreign Languages
Rent Bad Blood on DVD Bad Blood
Synopsis
After relocating from Lisbon to a remote Portuguese village, Xavier, Helena and their two children soon discover that the home they inherited is surrounded in mystery, curses, superstition and old folk tales. Villagers whisper and the rumors fly as the family tries to uncover the dark secrets hidden deep within the walls of their new house. This chilling horror story stars Manuela Couto and Adriano Luz.
Cast
Cast
Manuela Couto, Adriano Luz, Sara Carinhas, José Afonso Pimentel, João Santos, José Pinto, João Pedro Vaz, Elisa Lisboa, Filipe Duarte, Gonçalo Waddington, Maria d'Aires, Miguel Borges, Rafaela Santos, Orlando Costa, Lia Franco
Director
Director
Tiago Guedes, Frederico Serra
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Portuguese Language, Foreign Horror, Foreign Languages
Rent Blood and Wine: A Brazilian Story on DVD Blood and Wine: A Brazilian Story
Synopsis
Mateus (Leonardo Vieira), Ant&#244;nia (Simone Spoladore) and their children are thrust headlong into the political turbulence of 1950s and '60s Brazil when police violently arrest an outlaw during the grand opening of the family's new grocery store. The brutal act is only the first of many wounds the family will sustain during the tumultuous era in this gripping drama, based on the novel by Miguel Jorge.
Cast
Cast
José Dumont, Celso Frateschi, Ailton Graca, Leopoldo Pacheco, Kaio Pezzutti, Simone Spoladore, Leonardo Vieira, Eva Wilma
Director
Director
Joao Batista de Andrade
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Brazil, Portuguese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Found Memories on DVD Found Memories
Synopsis
Life in a quiet village rolls slowly from one day to the next with little excitement -- until a young photographer named Rita arrives. Intent on capturing the town on film, Rita forms a profound bond with Madalena, an elderly baker.
Cast
Cast
Lisa E. Favero, Sonia Guedes, Ricardo Merkin, Luiz Serra, Antonio Dos Santos
Director
Director
Júlia Murat
Genres
Genres
Drama, Foreign, Indie Dramas, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language, Brazil
Rent Our Beloved Month of August on DVD Our Beloved Month of August
Synopsis
Though he has no funding or actors to shoot his screenplay, director Miguel Gomes nevertheless carts his crew to rural Portugal where he starts filming local music festivals and creates a story about a family of pop musicians. Blending fiction with documentary elements as he follows both the festivals and the travails of the film crew, Gomes weaves an innovative tale focused on the unusual relationships between a musical dad, daughter and nephew.
Cast
Cast
Sónia Bandeira, Fábio Oliveira, Joaquim Carvalho
Director
Director
Miguel Gomes
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Portuguese Language
Rent Hollow City on DVD Hollow City
Synopsis
Set in strife-torn 1991 Angola, this visceral drama chronicles the odyssey of adolescent war orphan N'dala (Roldan Pinto Joao). Escorted by a protective nun, N'dala is airlifted to the relative peace of the capital, where he runs away to explore the urban landscape. But trouble hovers on the horizon when the artless N'dala crosses paths with a shifty character named Joka (Raul Rosario).
Cast
Cast
Roldan Pinto Joao, Domingos Fernandes Fonseca, Júlia Botelho, Ana Bustorff, Raul Rosario, Custodio Francisco, Carlao Machado, Pulqueria Bastos, Edson K. de Almeida, Lisandra Pita
Director
Director
Maria Joao Ganga
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Africa, Portuguese Language
Rent Country Concert on DVD Country Concert
Synopsis
In a deeply divided society where class is everything, the privileged daughter of a wealthy plantation owner loses her heart to a lowly but passionate musician. Although their love is scrutinized by everyone, the beautiful music they make together is enough to keep their flame alive. But will social constraints keep them from being together forever? Antonio Abujamra and Samara Felippo co-star in this Portuguese-language romance.
Cast
Cast
Samara Felippo, Antonio Abujamra, Sirmar Antunes, Roberto Birindelli, Araci Esteves, Naiara Harri, Alexandre Paternost, Miguel Ramos, Leonardo Vieira
Director
Director
Henrique de Freitas Lima
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Portuguese Language, Brazil, Foreign Dramas, Foreign Romance, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent Another Man's Garden on DVD Another Man's Garden
Synopsis
In a culture where educating a girl is widely considered a waste of time, young Sofia must contend with a corrupt bureaucracy, a lecherous professor and much more in her quest to become a doctor. But as AIDS wreaks havoc on the community, Sofia may have to compromise her principles to achieve her goal. Director Jo&#227;o Luis Sol de Carvalho's atmospheric drama paints a detailed portrait of women's struggle for education in contemporary Mozambique.
Cast
Cast
Evaristo Abreu, Gigliola Zacara
Director
Director
Joao Luis Sol de Carvalho
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, Africa, Portuguese Language
Rent Tom Jobim: Waters of March on DVD Tom Jobim: Waters of March
Synopsis
Renowned singer-songwriter Chico Buarque narrates this penetrating documentary of Grammy-winning Brazilian songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, pianist and guitarist Antonio Carlos Jobim -- aka Tom Jobim. The program also explores the artist's ties to ecology and borrows its title from one of Jobim's best-known, beloved songs, "Águas de Março" in Portuguese, a popular piece that mimics the feel of Brazil's rainiest month.
Cast
Cast
Antonio Carlos Jobim, Chico Buarque
Director
Director
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Brazil, Portuguese Language
Rent Vlado: Thirty Years Later on DVD Vlado: Thirty Years Later
Synopsis
Filmmaker Jo&#227;o Batista de Andrade chronicles the tragic story of Brazilian journalist Vladimir "Vlado" Herzog, who was detained in 1975 by Brazilian authorities on suspicion of anti-government activities, then tortured and killed while in custody. Compelling interviews with key figures including artists, religious figures, fellow journalists and Herzog's widow shed crucial light on this dark episode in modern political history.
Cast
Cast
Vladimir Herzog
Director
Director
Joao Batista de Andrade
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Documentaries, Brazil, Portuguese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
Rent My Voice (Nha Fala) on DVD My Voice (Nha Fala)
Synopsis
After moving from Africa's picturesque Cape Verde islands to Paris to become a singer, Vita (Fatou N'Diaye) falls in love with a handsome French musician (Jean-Christophe Dolle) and uses her voice to become a national sensation. But in the back of her mind, she can't stop thinking about a dreaded family curse that prophesizes death for any female singers in her bloodline. Flora Gomes directs this music-filled romance.
Cast
Cast
Fatou N'Diaye, Jean-Christophe Dolle, Ângelo Torres, Bia Gomes
Director
Director
Flora Gomes
Genres
Genres
Foreign, Foreign Dramas, France, Foreign Romance, Portuguese Language, Foreign Languages, Foreign Regions
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