TV Movie | R | | Biography, Drama
Based on the true story of a Brazilian rubber tapper who leads his people in protest against government and developers, who want to cut down their part of the rainforest for a new road and ... See full summary »
One of three theatrical feature films that actor Raul Julia and actress Sônia Braga both worked on. The pictures are The Rookie (1990), Moon Over Parador (1988), and Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985). The two both also featured in the tele-movie The Burning Season: The Chico Mendes Story (1994).
Chico Mendes: I lost by 10%?
Jair: No, you only got 10% of the votes. Chico, people are scared. You knew it was gonna to be bad.
Chico Mendes: What the hell are you talking about? You think I can resign myself? To fighting for a lost cause? You think I'm out there every day for...
During the scene of Wilson Pinheiro's execution, the characters are watching a well-known moment from the TV series Vale Tudo. This wouldn't be possible since this series would only be released in 1988 while Pinheiro was killed in 1980.
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