Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Lúcia Murat|
|Produced by||Ailton Franco Jr.
|Written by||Paulo Lins
|Music by||Nana Vasconcelos|
|Edited by||Mair Tavares|
Almost Brothers (Portuguese: Quase Dois Irmãos) is a 2004 Brazilian film. It was directed by Lúcia Murat and written by Murat and Paulo Lins. Switching back and forth in time between the 1970s and the 2000s, the film follows the friendship between a middle-class left-wing political activist and a criminal from Rio de Janeiro's favelas.
- Caco Ciocler Miguel (1970s)
- Flávio Bauraqui - Jorginho (1970s)
- Werner Schünemann - Miguel (2000s)
- Antônio Pompêo - Jorginho (2000s)
- Maria Flor - Juliana
- Fernando Alves Pinto - Peninha
- Marieta Severo - Helena
- Luiz Melodia - Seu Jorge
- Brunno Abrahão - Miguel (1950s)
- Pablo Ricardo Belo - Jorginho (1950s)
- Cristina Aché - Miguel's mother (1970s)
- Lúcia Alves - Miguel's mother (2000s)
- Márcio Vito
- Babu Santana - Pingão
- Renato de Souza - Deley
It was produced by Brazilian studio Taiga Filmes in a co-production with Ceneca Producciones from Chile and TS Productions from France. With a budget of almost R$3 million, it was shot in Rio de Janeiro on March, June, and July 2003.
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