The Greatest Love of All (film)

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The Greatest Love of All
O Maior Amor do Mundo.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Carlos Diegues
Produced by Renata Almeida Magalhães
Written by Carlos Diegues
Starring José Wilker
Taís Araújo
Music by Chico Buarque de Hollanda
Guto Graça Mello
Cinematography Lauro Escorel
Edited by Quito Ribeiro
Production
  company
Luz Mágica Produções Audiovisuais
Columbia Pictures
Globo Filmes
Distributed by Sony Pictures
Columbia TriStar Filmes do Brasil
Release date(s)
  • September 7, 2006 (2006-09-07)[1][2]
Running time 98 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese
Budget R$7.5 million[1]
Box office R$1,723,672[3]

The Greatest Love of All (Portuguese: O Maior Amor do Mundo; also known as The Greatest Love in the World[4]) is a 2006 Brazilian romantic drama film directed by Carlos Diegues.[5] Filming took place in 60 locations in Rio de Janeiro.[1]

Plot[edit]

The film follows Antônio (José Wilker), an astrophysicist who lived most of his life in the United States, as he returns to Brazil in demand for their origin and their biological parents. In Brazil, Antônio becomes aware he suffers from a serious illness, whilst he falls in love for Antônia (Taís Araújo), a suburb's girl.

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

It shared the Grand Prize of the Americas, the top prize at the 30th Montreal World Film Festival, with Eiji Okuda's A Long Walk.[6][7] It also won the Young Europeans Jury Award of the 2006 Biarritz Film Festival,[8] Best Music Award of the 28th Havana Film Festival,[9] and Special Mention Award of the 24th Mar del Plata Film Festival.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Elenco e diretor falam sobre O Maior Amor do Mundo". Cineclick (in Portuguese). R7. August 30, 2006. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Estréia: ´O maior amor do mundo`". Boa Diversão (in Portuguese). GBD Entretenimento. September 8, 2006. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Filmes Brasileiros Lançados - 1995 a 2013" (in Portuguese). Ancine. p. 27. Archived from the original on June 16, 2014. Retrieved June 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ Scheib, Ronnie (September 7, 2006). "Review: ‘The Greatest Love in the World’". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  5. ^ "O Maior Amor do Mundo" (in Portuguese). Cinemateca Brasileira. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  6. ^ "In brief: Bollywood legend to write first film". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. September 6, 2006. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Awards of the Montreal World Film Festival - 2006". Montreal World Film Festival. Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Palmarès 2006" (in French). Biarritz Film Festival. Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Premios 28 Edición del Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano" (in Spanish). Havana Film Festival. Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 
  10. ^ "22º Festival Internacional de cine de Mar del Plata - Del 8 al 18 de marzo del 2007" (in Spanish). Mar del Plata Film Festival. Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. Retrieved March 4, 2014. 

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