Father's Chair

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Father's Chair
A busca poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Luciano Moura
Screenplay by Luciano Moura
Elena Soarez
Starring Wagner Moura
Lima Duarte
Mariana Lima
Brás Antunes
Cinematography Adrian Teijido
Edited by Lucas Gonzaga
Globo Filmes
Distributed by Downtown Filmes
Release date
  • January 20, 2012 (2012-01-20) (Sundance Film Festival)
  • March 15, 2013 (2013-03-15) (Brazil)
Running time
96 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese
Budget R$5 million[1]
Box office R$3,686,889[2]

Father's Chair[3][4] (Portuguese: A Busca, which literally means "The Search") is a 2012 Brazilian drama film directed by Luciano Moura. It follows the story of Theo, a man who always gave priority to career, until the day that his 15-year-old son goes missing. It was shot in Campinas, Paulínia, and in the coast of the state of São Paulo.[5] The film was selected for the World Cinema at 2012 Sundance Film Festival and for the Première Brasil at 2012 Festival do Rio.[6][7]


Theo is a doctor that leads a good life in a wealthy Brazilian neighborhood. He always gave priority to work, leaving the family at second plan, but little by little Theo discovers that everything around him is collapsing. His mentor and father figure is dying and his wife wants to divorce him. But nothing could prepare him for the day that his 15-year-old son, Pedro, disappeared without a trace. Theo embarks on a quest that leads him through Brazil, discovering what really matters to him. Searching for his missing son, Theo finds himself.[8]



  1. ^ ‘A busca’: um personagem sob medida para Wagner Moura - Jornal O Globo
  2. ^ "Filmes Brasileiros Lançados - 1995 a 2013" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Ancine. p. 1. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 16, 2014. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Father's Chair (A Busca): Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. October 5, 2012. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  4. ^ Barker, Andrew (January 24, 2012). "Review: ‘Father’s Chair’". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  5. ^ May 11, 2011. "Filme "A Cadeira do Pai" com Wagner Moura será rodado em Paulínia". Portal de Paulínia (in Portuguese). Archived from the original on June 19, 2015. Retrieved June 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Sundance 2012: World Cinema Dramatic Competition". Indiewire. SnagFilms. November 30, 2011. Retrieved June 16, 2014. 
  7. ^ A Busca : Curiosidades - AdoroCinema
  8. ^ Father's Chair (2011) - Filminfo - Film1.nl

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