Bye Bye Brazil

Bye Bye Brazil

Jose Wilker
Director: Carlos Diegues Cast: Jose Wilker
Jose Wilker
, Betty Faria
Betty Faria
, Fabio Junior
Fabio Junior
Carlos Diegues


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Bye Bye Brazil, the gifted director Carlos Diegues' follow-up to his 1978 Xica da Silva, became one of the most popular and fiscally successful imports of late '70s and early '80s South American cinema. Bye Bye is a muted and low-key ensemble drama about a shabby circus crawling from small town to small town through the Brazilian backwaters. As the curtain rises before us, the circus claims three participants: the slightly scary, medicine-show-like leader, Lorde Cigano (Jose Wilker), who sports a carnival-like 19th century mustache and cape, and keeps the audience mesmerized with magic tricks; the erotically charged, raven-haired dancer Salome (Betty Faria), "Queen of the Rumba"; and the deaf-mute strongman Swallow, who doubles as a fire breather. The troupe quickly adds yet another member shortly after the story begins: the strapping young accordion player Cico (Fabio Junior). He signs on with the circus when he catches sight of Salome, and is thus lost to his expectant wife, Dasdo (Zaira Zambelli) forever -- despite his obligation to cart the missus along with the troupe. The preponderance of the drama explores the shifting relationships between the circus members over the course of their journeys; it also reveals how endangered the troupe has become, both by the inability of locals to pay (the performers accept melons and other edible goods as recompense) and by competing entertainments such as television. These endangerments will ultimately force Cigano and co. beyond desperation -- to the point of ending the circus altogether and prostituting out Salome and Dasdo, just to turn a buck.

Product Details

Release Date: 10/09/2018
UPC: 0827421033659
Original Release: 1980
Source: Cheezy Flicks Ent
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:40:00
Sales rank: 38,752

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jose Wilker Lorde Cigano
Betty Faria Salome
Fabio Junior Cico
Zaira Zambelli Dasdo
Prinicipe Nabor Swallow
Emmanoel Cavalcanti Mayor
Jofre Soares Ze da Luz
Rodolfo Arena Peasant
Catalina Bonaki Widow
Rinaldo Gines Indian Chief
Carlos Kroeber Driver
Jose Maria Lima Assistant
Oscar Reis Smuggler
Marieta Severo Social Worker
Marcus Vinicius Gent

Technical Credits
Carlos Diegues Director,Screenwriter
Luiz Carlos Barreto Producer
Lucy Barreto Producer
Luis Carlos Barreto Producer
Chico Buarque Score Composer
Emmanuelle Castro Sound Editor
Lauro Escorel Cinematographer
Anisio Medeiros Art Director,Editor
Roberto Menescal Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Leopoldo Serran Screenwriter
Mair Tavares Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Bye Bye Brazil
255. Chapters
1. Chapter 1 [:01]
2. Chapter 2 [8:33]
3. Chapter 3 [13:47]
4. Chapter 4 [7:58]
5. Chapter 5 [8:45]
6. Chapter 6 [7:54]
7. Chapter 7 [5:44]
8. Chapter 8 [16:07]
9. Chapter 9 [8:56]
10. Chapter 10 [10:56]
11. Chapter 11 [11:52]
1. Chapter 1 [:04]
2. Chapter 2 [1:01]
3. Chapter 3 [1:02]

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