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THE MAN WHO COPIED
aka O HOMEM QUE COPIAVA
USA: TLA Releasing
Cast: Lazaro Ramos, Leandra Leal, Luana Piovani, Pedro Cardoso, Júlio Andrade, Kike Barbosa, Ze AdAo Barbosa, Irene Brietzke, Renato CampAo, Alexandre Cebola,Carlos Cunha, Renata de Lelis Nelson Diniz,Luciana eboli, AntOnio Carlos FalcAo, Maria Falkembach, Giovana Fazio, Paulo Jose, Janaina Kremer, Sergio Lulkin, Nadya Mendes, Felipe MOnaco, Artur Pinto, Sandra Possani, Ivo Schergl, Heitor Schmidt,Ana Paula Serpa, Marco Sório
Director: Jorge Furtado
Language: Portuguese (English subtitles)
USA: 123 mins
USA Rated: R for language and some brief nudity.
USA Release Date: 29 April 2005 (Limited Release - Los Angeles)
USA Release Date: 22 April 2005 (Limited Release - New York)
Fresh from his success in the art-house hit MADAME SATA, Lazaro Ramos delivers a subtle and unique performance in THE MAN WHO COPIED, a sweetly quirky work that tells a story of love, art, robbery and photocopying.
Andre (Ramos) is a bored copy machine operator who leaves work every night to return home and draw comic book art. There his artistic fantasies transport him to a perfect world with a beautiful wife and lots of money. He also peeps out his bedroom window into the home of Silvia (Leandra Leal), an 18 year-old clothing store salesgirl who lives with her father.
At first Andre simply fantasizes about this pretty girl, until he witnesses something terrible which forces him to act. Accompanied by his co-worker Marinęs (Luana Piovani) and her boyfriend Cardoso (Pedro Cardoso), Andre schemes to save Silvia and become rich acting out his artistic fantasies.
In combining magical realism and comedy, director Jorge Furtado creates a new cinematic vision that is propelled by a lively Brazilian soundtrack and a first-class ensemble cast.