O Candidato Honesto (2014)

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John is a corrupt politician wanting to be the Brazil's next president. He receives an enchantment from his grandmother and can't lie anymore. Now he must win the presidential elections telling only the truth.


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Director:

Roberto Santucci

Writer:

Paulo Cursino

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19 March 2016 | claudio_carvalho
7
| Funny Comedy, Sad Reality
The corrupt congressman João Ernesto Praxedes (Leandro Hassum) is the favorite in the dispute of the presidency of Brazil. His assessor Marcelinho (Victor Leal) is preparing him for the debate on the second round of the election and he is summoned to a Parliamentary Commission of Inquiry in the Congress. When his grandmother is near death, João visits her and she curses him to be honest and always tell the truth. Now João has a big trouble since he needs to dispute the presidential election and respond the inquiry of the commission telling only the truth.

"O Candidato Honesto" is a funny comedy based on the Brazilian sad reality about politicians. Foreigners may believe that it is only a joke with politicians, but indeed this comedy depicts the behavior of most of Brazilian politicians. The character João Ernesto Praxedes is based on characteristics at least three Brazilian presidents. The plot uses the storyline of Jim Carrey's "Liar Liar" and the final speech of Al Pacino to John Cusack in "City Hall" in the corrupt Brazilian environment of politics. Leandro Hassum is a great comedian and has great performance. Unfortunately the conclusion is corny and moralist. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Candidato Honesto" ("The Honest Candidate")

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