Asa Branca: Um Sonho Brasileiro

1981 film directed by Djalma Limongi Batista

Asa Branca: Um Sonho Brasileiro
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Directed by Djalma Limongi Batista
Written by Djalma Limongi Batista
Generated by Vera Roquette Pinto
Starring Edson Celulari
Cinematography Gualter Limongi
Edited by José Motta
New music by Mario Velerio Zaccaro


Roberto Santos Produções
Cinema do Século XXI
Dispersed by Embrafilme

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State Brazil
Language Portuguese

Asa Branca: Um Sonho Brasileiro is a 1981 Brazilian drama film directed by Djalma Limongi Batista. Its plot follows the trajectory of Antônio “Asa Branca” dos Reis, a footballer who starts off in Mariana do Sul, a fictional town of the inside of São Paulo, right until he reaches a FIFA Earth Cup.


The filming took place in three months the to start with scenes ended up shot in São Paulo, with the workers going to Santa Bárbara d’Oeste, and then Rio de Janeiro.[2]


At the 14th Brasília Movie Competition Batista gained the Best Director Award, Celulari received the Very best Actor Award, and Chagas won the Very best Supporting Actor Award. Batista and Celulari would win the identical awards at the 10th Gramado Movie Pageant. It also received the Air France Award for Ideal Movie, Greatest Director, and Ideal Actor.[1] It was also entered into the 1982 3 Continents Competition.[3]


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