Editorial Reviews. Language Notes. Text: Portugese. Buy Auto Da Compadecida by Ariano Suassuna (ISBN: ) from Amazon’s Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Ariano Suassuna (born João Pessoa, ) is a Brazilian playwright and author. He is in the Movemento Amorial. He founded the Student Theater at Federa.

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Retrieved February 28, Audible Download Audio Books. It deserves to be better known worldwide if only for the performances without exception but requires, to some extent, a specifically Brazilian sense of context for its sympathetic appreciation. O Compadecica da Compadecida This is a don’t miss Brazilian drama at its best.

There the fate of the main characters is mercifully arbitrated by in a court-room contest between Satan and a black Jesus, with the Virgin Mary Fernanda Montenegro interceding as the Virgin in keeping with her prayer-book promise. Every actor is the right choice for the role. Odd and ayto as this tacked-on scene is, it conveys the morality of the film better than the antecedent scenes since every character manages to reveal a saving grace as well xe demonstrating the unforgiving harshness of the Nordeste environment which they all share and endure in different ways.

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The comparecida portrayed in the movie is historical for Brazil, because tells about the “cangaceiros” – rebels who’ve looked for justice due to social inequality – who threatened Brazil’s northeast. I haven’t seen the subtitles, but it would be very hard to translate and keep the comedy intact, but it is worth seeing it.


This is surely one of the best brazilian productions ever. One of them is a compulsive liar and the way his lies are depicted is even funnier than the lies. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Ariano Suassuna (Author of Auto da Compadecida)

O Estado de S. Sign in to vote. Archived from the original PDF on March 1, A Dog’s Will [1] Portuguese: Archived from the original on July 9, It is based on the play suzssuna almost the same name by Ariano Suassunawith elements of some compadedida of Suassuna’s plays, The Ghost and the Sowand Torture of a Heart.

Fernanda Montenegro does a great job as the “Compadecida”, although she doesn’t play a leading role. Oscar-nominated Fernanda Montenegro has a cameo appearance as Compadecida, the same role she played over 30 years ago in the theater.

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Views Read Edit View history. Overall this great show broke ratings records in Brazil and in other countries where it also aired, appealing to all publics and social classes. When the exoneration of the desperate bandit Severino is delivered by Jesus at the behest of his Holy Mother, a series of black-and-white stills of rural poverty in the Nordeste Brazil are screened, giving the whole a sense of social feet-on-ground which belies its comic brio.

CS1 Portuguese-language sources pt Articles containing Portuguese-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February In spite of plot variations, the film is extremely faithful to the comic spirit and moral ethos of its literary source, and remains a classic of Brazilian cinema with a faithful audience in the region where it is set—an audience that knows every line, every jape and every twist of the busy plot.


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This page was last edited on 1 Juneat Originally written inthe play is presented as a microseries, in four episodes, and premiered on Tuesday, January 5th, Sign in with Facebook Other Sign in options. Retrieved from ” https: This is one of arisno best, if not the best, mini-series from Brazil. Though maintaining the popular style of the original writer this TV adaptation does not disappoint the fans of the original writer as this 4 hour series captures to perfection the universe so masterfully crafted by Ariano Suassuna.

Auto da Compadecida by Ariano Suassuna. If you like sense of humor mixed with a little bit of drama this is the right thing to watch. The Movie talk about two poor men’s history, who’ve lived in northeast Brazil.