Dzi Croquettes Poster

Release Date: 2009

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
A theater group challenges a violent dictatorship.

Cast: Norma Bengell, Pedro Cardoso, Miguel Falabella, Gilberto Gil, Elke Maravilha, Liza Minnelli, Marília Pêra, Cláudia Raia

Director: Tatiana Issa, Raphael Alvarez

Genres: Biography, Documentary, Drama, Musical

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Although the film recounts an intriguing slice of social history, it is too haphazard and repetitive to be truly memorable. show more

  • Essentially a queer-cabaret-cum-performance-art-spectacle, the Croquettes went from local phenomenon to international sensation, opening up sexual mores in then-repressive Brazil and wowing Paris before their AIDS-fueled downfall. show more

  • What's easy to appreciate in the documentary, however, is the way it reassembles the Dzi Croquettes' trajectory without polishing off its jagged edges. It's through their brilliance and their flaws that they become muses. show more

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