Two Sons of Francisco

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Two Sons of Francisco
2 filhos de francisco poster.jpg
Brazil poster
Directed by Breno Silveira
Written by Patrícia Andrade
Carolina Kotscho
Starring Márcio Kieling
Thiago Mendonça
Ângelo Antônio
Music by Caetano Veloso (songs)
Guto Graça Melo (score)
Edited by Vicente Kubrusly
Distributed by Conspiração Filmes
Globo Filmes
Columbia Tristar
Release date
  • 19 August 2005 (2005-08-19) (Brazil)
  • 13 July 2006 (2006-07-13) (U.S.)
Running time
132 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese
Budget R$ 5.9 million

Two Sons of Francisco (Portuguese: 2 Filhos de Francisco) is a 2005 Brazilian drama film about the lives of the musicians Zezé Di Camargo & Luciano, directed by Breno Silveira.

The film was one of Brazil's most successful in the last twenty years and the biggest box office draw of 2005. The film grossed the equivalent of $13 million worldwide, and a total of $8 million in Brazil, a record for Brazilian cinema.[1]

Until 2008, 2 Filhos de Francisco used to be considered the second biggest audience of a Brazilian film (after the 1976 film Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands). In 2009, the blockbuster Se Eu Fosse Você 2, starring Tony Ramos and Glória Pires, replaced 2 Filhos de Francisco as the second biggest audience among the Brazilian films.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Audience Award for Best Film – Breno Silveira (won)
Best Performance in an International Feature Film - Leading Young Performer – Marcos Henrique (won, tie)
Best Performance in an International Feature Film - Leading Young Performer – Dablio Moreira (won, tie)
Best International Family Feature Film (nominated)