BOI NEON

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BOI NEON

Neon Bull

Gabriel Mascaro
Brasilien/Uruguay/NL, 2015
Fiction, 101min, OmeU

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BOI NEON

Gabriel Mascaro
Brasilien/Uruguay/NL, 2015
Fiction, 101min, OmeU

Cast: 
Juliano Cazarré
Iremar
Maeve Jinkings
Galega
Josinaldo Alves
Mário
Roberto Berindelli
Fazendeiro
Samya De lavor
Geise
Screenplay: 
Gabriel Mascaro
Sound: 
Mauricio d’Orey
Camera: 
Diego Garcia
Editor: 
Fernando Epstein
Eduardo Serrano
Composer: 
Nascinegro Otavio Santos
Decoration: 
Livia de Melo
Costume: 
Flora Rebollo

Production: 
Desvia, Malbicho Cine, Viking Film
World Sales: 
Memento Films
Distribution in Austria: 
Stadtkino Filmverleih
Format: 
DCP
Color

Iremar works at the “Vaquejadas”, a rodeo in the North East of Brazil where two men on horseback try to bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It’s dusty and back-breaking work, but Iremar is a natural vaqueiro feeding, prepping and taking care of the bulls. Home is the truck used to transport the animals from show to show which he shares with his coworkers; Galega, an exotic dancer, truck driver and mother to her spirited and cheeky daughter Cacá, and Zé, his rotund compadre in the bull pen. Together they form a makeshift but close-knit family.
But Brazil and the Northeast are changing and the region’s booming clothing industry has stirred new ambitions in Iremar. Swinging in his hammock in the back of the truck, his head is filled with dreams of pattern cutting, sequins and exquisite fabrics as he mentally assembles his latest sexy fashion designs.