Dispatch from Brazil: “2 Filhos de Francisco” Blazes the Brazilian Box Office With Hopes for Oscar - by Michael Gibbons (October 24, 2005)
(...) “2 Filhos de Francisco”‘s family-friendly content allows it to tap into an audience that previous hits, like “Cidade de Deus” (City of God), did without. The film follows the lives of the popular sertaneja (a type of Brazilian folk music) brother duo Zeze di Camargo and Luciano and their rise from poverty to fame. Not only is family portrayed as the core element in the boys’ lives, but their father Francisco is shown as a sort of hero who was largely responsible for their chart-topping success. The film mixes nostalgia with a feel-good story, slick cinematography, and of course, plenty of loved songs by Zeze di Camargo and Luciano.
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