Antonia

Overview

Director Tata Amaral offers a poetic look at such difficult issues of violence, racism, and sexism in contemporary Brazil with this vibrant and uplifting tale of fourfemale rappers straining to make a name for themselves while performing on the outskirts of São Paolo. Preta (Negra Li), Mayah (Quelynah), Barbarah (Leilah Moreno) and Lena (Cindy) currently provide back-up vocals for a popular rap act named O Poder, yet despite their success with the group, the talented female singers know well that they have what ...
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Overview

Director Tata Amaral offers a poetic look at such difficult issues of violence, racism, and sexism in contemporary Brazil with this vibrant and uplifting tale of fourfemale rappers straining to make a name for themselves while performing on the outskirts of São Paolo. Preta (Negra Li), Mayah (Quelynah), Barbarah (Leilah Moreno) and Lena (Cindy) currently provide back-up vocals for a popular rap act named O Poder, yet despite their success with the group, the talented female singers know well that they have what it takes to strike out on their own. Eventually afforded the opportunity to perform as a group during an O Poder show in Brasilandia, the foursome debut to thrilling success and soon catch the attention of promoter Marcelo Diamante (Thaíde) - who casually offers to shepherd the girls' emerging career. Things soon get complicated, however, when jealousy prompts Preta to convince Barbarah and Lena to oust Maya from the band, and after Barbara is subsequently imprisoned for the accidental murder of a young boy who roughed up her brother, the once-promising foursome suddenly becomes a duo. But fate isn't finished with the ladies yet, because as the wave of their success begins to crest, Preta is soon forced to take the stage as a solo artist when Lena becomes pregnant and is forced by her demanding husband to choose between her family and her career.
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Special Features

Behind the scenes featurette: Making of Antonia; Hyldon: music video; Theatrical trailer
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/4/2007
  • UPC: 096009528799
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Platinum Disc
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:28:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 92,893

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Cindy Lena
Quelynah Mayah
Negra Li Preta
Leilah Moreno Barbarah
Marcus Vinicius Kamau Dante
Thaíde Marcelo Diamante
Chico Andrade Duda
Fernando Macario Hermano
Nathalye Cris Emília
Valnei Damasceno
Thobias da Vai-Vai Pai de Preta
Sandra de Sa Mãe de Preta
Mercílio Duarte
Technical Credits
Tata Amaral Director, Producer, Screenwriter
Geórgia Costa Araújo Producer
Guel Arraes Associate Producer
Bel Berlinck Co-producer
Patricia Faria Casting
Joao Godoy Sound/Sound Designer
Ide Lacreta Editor
Fernando Meirelles Co-producer
Eduardo Santos Mendes Sound/Sound Designer
Roberto Moreira Screenwriter
Parteum Score Composer
Andrea Barata Ribeiro Co-producer
Rafael Ronconi Production Designer
Jacob Sarmento Solitrenick Cinematographer
Beto Villares Score Composer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Antonia
1. The Story of Antonia [9:15]
2. Today's the Day [12:57]
3. Attack [5:02]
4. Contract For Three [8:19]
5. Come Back [4:57]
6. Welcome Home [4:03]
7. Giving Up a Dream [4:19]
8. Duet [8:20]
9. Nothing Will Be the Same [10:22]
10. Letter From Barbarah [10:50]
11. Only the Beginning [6:00]
12. End Credits [4:11]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Antonia
   Play
   Chapters
   Set Up
      English Subtitles - On
      English Subtitles - Off
      Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1
      Audio: Dolby Digital Stereo
   Bonus
      Making of Antonia
      Hyldon: Music Video
      Trailer
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