The Famous and the Dead

The Famous and the Dead

Director: Esmir Filho Cast: Henrique Larre, Ismael Caneppele, Tuane Eggers

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The Famous and the Dead

A Brazilian teen devastated by his father's recent death reaches out over the internet for companionship, and encounters a pair of spirit guides who show him a mysterious alternate reality. Left alone with his mother in a Southern Brazil village, the withdrawn, 16 year old Bob Dylan fan spends most of his time online, where he interacts with others under the username "Mr. Tambourine Man." Desperate for contact with the outside world, he soon comes into contact with spirit guides Jungle Jangle and Julian. Now the more time he spends in their alluring domain, the less appeal reality begins to hold. Writer/director Esmir Filho adapts the novel by author Ismeal Caneppele.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/2011
UPC: 0759259141483
Original Release: 2009
Source: Water Bearer Films
Time: 1:41:00

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Disc #1 -- Famous and the Dead
1. Start Film [13:16]
2. The Stranger [6:03]
3. Fear [6:50]
4. Loneliness [6:27]
5. Gym Class [10:36]
6. Illusions [6:48]
7. The Bridge [20:37]
8. Time [4:52]
9. Festival [10:08]
10. Beauty [12:04]
11. End Credits [3:51]

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The Famous and the Dead 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
MKS-from-NYC More than 1 year ago
None for his award winning shorts, Esmir Filho debuts his first full length film. This is a brilliant atmospheric drama set in a rural Brazilian town where, as the main character puts it, "no one is doing anything or going anywhere." But Filho draws fantastic performances from his young cast and his growing reputation as Brazil's young firebrand is reinforced.