Walter Hugo Khouri

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Walter Hugo Khouri
Born(1929-10-21)21 October 1929
Died27 June 2003(2003-06-27) (aged 73)
OccupationFilm director
Years active1953–1998

Walter Hugo Khouri (São Paulo, 21 October 1929 – São Paulo, 27 June 2003) was a Brazilian film director and producer of Lebanese and Italian descent[1].

Khouri made 25 feature films and won several national and international awards. His 1964 film Empty Night is considered one of the best Brazilian films of all time and was entered for the Palm d'Or in the 1965 Cannes Film Festival.[2]

His films show characters who seek meaning for a distressing existence. He was also notorious for welcoming and introducing young professionals, being the first director to cast the presenter Xuxa Meneghel in 1982 in the controversial film Love Strange Love.



  1. ^ Pinheiro Machado, Roberto. "Brazilian History: Culture, Society, Politics 1500–2010". p. 356.
  2. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Men and Women". Retrieved 5 March 2009.

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