Tropicália

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Tropicália

Marcelo Machado
Brasilien, 2012
Documentaries, 87min, OmeU

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Tropicália

Marcelo Machado
Brasilien, 2012
Documentaries, 87min, OmeU

Cast: 
With
Caetano Veloso
Gilberto Gil
Tom Zé
Arnaldo
Sérgio Dias
Screenplay: 
Di Moretti
Marcelo Machado
Sound: 
Tiago Bittencourt
Camera: 
Eduardo Piagge
Editor: 
Oswaldo Santana
Composer: 
Alexandre Kassin

Production: 
Bossa Nova Films
World Sales: 
Bossa Nova Films
Format: 
HDCam
Color and Black/White

TROPICÁLIA tells the story of the cultural movement of the same name that roused in the late 60’s in Brazil. Headed by the musicians Caetano Veloso and Gilberto Gil, the Tropicálist movement had its apogee in the popular music scene, with intense presence in Brazilian television, press and radio.

The “Tropicálistas” confronted the cultural and political establish-ment with pop songs, mixing traditional Brazilian folk and the northhemisphere’s rock. Their controversial thoughts, music and behaviour resulted in prison and exile (in swinging London!) for its leaders.
Through a rich research of archival material, inedited footage and the testimony of the group’s protagonists such as Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Tom Zé, Arnaldo and Sérgio Dias (from the band Os Mutantes) and others, TROPICÁLIA shows their artistic and musical evolution and the counter cultural aspects of the creative tourmoil it created in Brazil.