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Mutum (Amazon.com Exclusive) (2013)

Thiago Da Silva Mariz , Wallison Felipe Leal Barroso , Sandra Kogut  |  DVD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Thiago Da Silva Mariz, Wallison Felipe Leal Barroso
  • Directors: Sandra Kogut
  • Format: NTSC
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Subtitles: English
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Studio: Global Lens
  • DVD Release Date: September 6, 2013
  • Run Time: 86 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003YIISIG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #400,618 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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Mutum (Amazon.com Exclusive)

Thiago is a sensitive and imaginative boy living on a small, hardscrabble farm in a remote region of Brazil. His life is filled not only with curiosity and youthful discovery, but also the reality of his parent's unhappy marriage and his father's abuse—all of which are one day changed by a chance encounter and unexpected gift.

Director Sandra Kogut, in her poetic adaptation of the Brazilian short story Campo Geral, focuses on minute details of rural life to tell a bittersweet story of one boy's coming-of-age amidst events both great and small.

"An attractive mood piece repping a narrow rural world as seen through the eyes of a 10-year-old, 'Mutum' captures the child's bewilderment about adult life."
–Variety

"A stunning glimpse into life in rural Brazil. … To be sure, the film is dramatic, but there are moments of joy…that are so pure and innocent you'll feel like crying. The film is richly layered with religious and cultural themes, and the ending is one of the best I've seen in a very long time." –Getafilm

Mutum is an official selection of the prestigious, award-winning Global Lens Collection presented by the Global Film Initiative. In Portuguese with English subtitles.

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An attractive mood piece repping a narrow rural world as seen through the eyes of a 10-year-old, Mutum captures the child's bewilderment about adult life. --Variety

A stunning glimpse into life in rural Brazil... To be sure, the film is dramatic, but there are moments of joy... that are so pure and innocent you ll feel like crying. The film is richly layered with religious and cultural themes, and the ending is one of the best I ve seen in a very long time. --Getafilm

One of the gems of this year's Lincoln Center Film Series, Brazil's Mutum is the very model of how to make a movie about a poor, rural family - and make it consistently fascinating, real, vital and important. This remote place is so stunningly brought to life that we soon become a part of it. Mutum, without ever raising its voice, has us hanging on every detail. This is a movie I could easily see again. And again. --GreenCine.com

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3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting Slice of Life March 20, 2014
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If you enjoy movies that provide a glimpse of a little exposed or talked about place in the world, this is an interesting look at an impoverished family living in a remote village in Brazil.
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5.0 out of 5 stars heartfelt coming of age story February 6, 2014
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Heartfelt study of universal problems
coming of age story
beautiful cinematography and sound track
evoking exotic locality
realistic ... not suger-coated
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great child actors December 27, 2013
By Demi
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I liked that this is an international movie. The children in it are adorable and great at acting. The only problem is that the story plot is kind of slow and there isn't much too it.
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3.0 out of 5 stars artfully depict a slice of a family's life December 25, 2013
By sam
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This movie very simply depicts the life of a oy, the way he sees life through his eyes, the simple pleasures of life. It moves at the pace of life, slowly binds you into it.

I like it. It doesnt try anything fancy. its slow, but nice.
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