|OTHER FILMS STARRING PAULO VINICIUS:|
Region 4 DVD
Original Portuguese title: Ele o Boto
Brazil, 1987. 106 minutes.
Director: Walter Lima, Jr.
Cinematographer: Pedro Farkas
Music: Wagner Tiso
Starring: Carlos Alberto Riccelli, Cássia Kiss, Ney Latorraca, Dira Paes, Paulo Vinicius, Ruy Polanah, Maria Sílvia
A dolphin roaming the shores of a small fishing village in Northern Brazil occasionally takes human form to seduce the local womenfolk at night. The Boto of this film is based on an Amazon legend, where the creature is called Ipupiara. Paulo Vicinius' character is Luciano, the offspring of one of these steamy encounters. Two other Emerald Forest alumni appear in the movie: Dira Paes as Corina, Paulo's girlfriend; and Rui Polonah as Ze Amaro, whose wife is seduced by the Boto. Both the VHS and DVD are full-screen, which is unfortunate, because the cinematography is outstanding. The VHS has subtitles but the DVD (region 4) is only in Portuguese.
Sinopsis en espanol:
Según una leyenda amazónica, en noche de luna llena el Boto (Carlos Alberto Riccelli) viene a la tierra y se transforma en humano, para seducir y ser amado por las mujeres y odiado por los hombres. Una de sus conquistas es la hija de un pescador (Cássia Kiss), que tiene un hijo con el Boto. Constantemente él reaparece para seducírla y, aún cuando ella se casa, él la continúa buscando. Esto provoca la ira del marido, que desea matarlo de todas maneras.
THE FIFTH MONKEY
Portuguese title: O quinto macaco
Director/writer: Éric Rochat
Based on a novel by Jacques Zibi. Ben Kingsley plays a man who catches and sells animals for profit in Brazil. He changes his cruel ways when when four monkeys befriend him. Paulo only has a very small part very late in the movie. He plays a young man named Mario who dances with Ben Kingsley's girlfriend at a bar. He appears on screen for less than two minutes and doesn't even have any speaking lines. Therefore, this movie, which is not on DVD, is probably not worth tracking down, even if you're a Paulo Vinicius fan.