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Directed by Joaquim Pedro de Andrade
1968    1h 50m    Not Rated
Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born fully grown, he discovers his life's purpose which leads him and his family and followers on a journey to the Big City. More miracles occur on the way, but Macunaima still has the heart and mind of a child. In the Big City, terrorists enlist him in their revolutionary schemes. In the Big City he learns that nuts are not always food and other hilarious life lessons.
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Cast of Macunaima
  • Grande OteloBlack Macunaíma / Macunaíma's son
  • Paulo JoséWhite Macunaíma / Macunaíma's mother
  • Jardel FilhoVenceslau Pietro Pietra
  • Milton GonçalvesJiguê
  • Dina SfatCi
  • Rodolfo ArenaMaanape
  • Joana FommSofara
  • Maria do RosárioIriqui
  • Rafael de CarvalhoCaipora
  • Nazareth Ohana
  • Zezé MacedoThin woman
  • Wilza CarlaFat woman
  • Myrian MunizVenceslau's wife
  • Edy Siqueira
  • Carmem Palhares
  • Maria Clara PelegrinoVenceslau's maid
  • Waldir Onofre
  • Hugo CarvanaMan with duck
  • Maria Letícia
  • Guará RodriguesBum
  • Maria Carolina Withaker
  • Maria Lúcia DahlIara
  • Tite de LemosNarrator
  • Leovegildo Cordeiro
  • Márcia Tânia

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