Midnight (1998 film)

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O Primeiro Dia.jpg
Directed by Walter Salles
Daniela Thomas
Written by Walter Salles
Daniela Thomas
João Emanuel Carneiro
José de Carvalho
Starring Fernanda Torres
Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos
Music by Antônio Pinto
Eduardo Bid
Naná Vasconcelos
Cinematography Walter Carvalho
Edited by Felipe Lacerda
Isabelle Rathery
La Sept Arte
Haut et Court
Distributed by Lumière
Release date
  • 1998 (1998) (Locarno)
  • October 29, 1999 (1999-10-29) (Brazil)
Running time
75 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese
Box office R$347,917[1]

Midnight (Portuguese: O Primeiro Dia) is a 1998 Brazilian-French drama film directed by Walter Salles and Daniela Thomas for the 2000, Seen By... series.



Its production was ordered by the Franco-German TV network Arte that asked ten filmmakers of different countries about the turn of the century for the 2000, Seen By... project.[2] A co-production with France,[3] it was produced in three weeks with a low budget.[2]


It won the 2000 Ariel Award for Best Latin-American Film,[4] and the 1st Grande Prêmio Cinema Brasil for Best Actor (Nachtergaele), Director and Screenplay.[5]


  1. ^ "Filmes Brasileiros Lançados - 1995 a 2012" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Ancine. p. 31. Archived from the original on March 1, 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  2. ^ a b Barbosa, Rafhael (December 29, 2007). "Meu tempo é hoje". Gazeta de Alagoas (in Portuguese). Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  3. ^ Boscov, Isabela (November 3, 1999). "Uma deprê total". Veja (in Portuguese). Editora Abril. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Ariel > Ganadores y nominados > Walter Salles" (in Spanish). Academia Mexicana de Artes y Ciencias Cinematográficas. Archived from the original on May 28, 2014. Retrieved May 28, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Depois do 'Oscar', governo muda regras do cinema". Folha de S. Paulo (in Portuguese). Grupo Folha. February 14, 2000. Archived from the original on February 27, 2014. Retrieved February 27, 2014. 

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