The Middle of the World

Directed by Vincente Amorim
Film Movement
2003
86 Minutes
Brazil
Portuguese
Latin American, Drama
Citizenship and Civics, Migration Studies, Environment
Not Rated
DVD $150.00
Blu-ray $150.00
PPR $350.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00

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The Middle of the World is a road movie on bicycles. It is freely adapted from the true story of an unemployed truck driver who, with his wife and five children, pedals from Paraíba, in the poverty-stricken Northeast of Brazil, all the way to Rio de Janeiro looking for a job.  Romão (the father) feels destined to earn 1000 reais (about 300 US$) a month – a vast sum for Brazilian standards. On four bikes, the family goes through five states, knows solidarity and indifference, aggressiveness and cordiality.  A 2000-mile odyssey through the hinterlands of Brazil all the way to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil's best-known postcard.  The Middle of the World shows the quest for the dream of a decent life – a story of dreams and hope.

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