São Bernardo (1972)

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São Bernardo (1972)

The story of Paulo Honório, a poor kid who becomes a rich farmer. Obsessed by his desire to get even richer, he doesn't pay much attention to his wife, Madalena, a teacher who reacts against his tyrannical ways.
Brazil
IMDb   7.7 /10
TheMovieDb    7.0 /10
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FilmAffinity   7.3 /10
Creators
Director Leon Hirszman
Writer Leon Hirszman
Writer Graciliano Ramos
Information
Release Date1975-11-26
Runtime1h 53mins
GenreDrama
Content Rating
Awards9 wins & 1 nomination.
CompanyEmbrafilme, Mapa Filmes, Mapa Filmes
CountryBrazil
LanguagePortuguese
Paulo Honorio
Isabel Ribeiro
Isabel Ribeiro
Madalena
Nildo Parente
Nildo Parente
Padilha
Vanda Lacerda
Vanda Lacerda
Dona Glória
Joseph Guerreiro
Joseph Guerreiro
Gondim (as Josef Guerreiro)
Rodolfo Arena
Rodolfo Arena
Dr.Magalhães
Labanca
Labanca
(as José Labanca)
José Policena
José Policena
Andrey Salvador
Andrey Salvador
Luiz Carlos Braga
Luiz Carlos Braga

S. Bernardo (film)

São Bernardo is a 1972 Brazilian film written and directed by Leon Hirszman, based on the novel São Bernardo by Graciliano Ramos. It stars Othon Bastos as Paulo Honório, a farmer and landowner in Brazil tortured by his personal desires and ambitions.


Release

The film was released by Embrafilme in 1972 in Brazil. It was screened in 2012 by the Museum of Modern Art, in New York City.


Reception

The film was called "a true masterpiece" by Brazilian film magazine Contracampo.


Awards

The film won Best Actor for Bastos at the Gramado Film Festival.