Quanto Vale Ou E Por Quilo? / What Is It Worth? (2005) DVD9
In this caustic and provocative drama Bianchi, one of the most important political Brazilian filmmakers, deftly weaves together two time periods in Brazil — the slave society of the XVIIIth century and the modern day, in a clever critique of the issues of power and ownership, raised by the economics of charity.

Bianchi weaves a powerful story from the lives of characters in both times, often using the same actors in both contexts to highlight social and economic parallels and question the degree to which the social structures of Brazilian society have really changed.

The film is a free adaptation of a short story by Machado de Assis, and reconstructs incidents recorded in Brazil's XVIII-th century legal archive.

DVD9 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:47:56 | 7.19 Gb + 3% rec
Language: Portugues
Subtitles: English, Espanol, Portugues
Genre: Drama

Director: Sergio Bianchi
Cast: Antonio Abujamra, Caio Blat, Vera Bonilha
Country: Brazil

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