Sonho Sem Fim (1986)

Run Time - 112 min.  |   Countries - Brazil  |  
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In this energetic, upbeat comedy-drama, first-time director Lauro Escorel-Filho tackles a story set in the early 1930s about an enthusiastic cineaste, Eduardo Abelim (Carlos Alberto Riccelli). Eduardo is a handsome cab driver with large ambitions, but he is stuck in a town too small to accommodate them. He goes to Rio de Janeiro with high hopes, looking for work in the budding movie industry. His hopes, unfortunately, are higher than his talents, and he quickly ends up on a boat going home again. Luck and his physical charms lead him into a brief affair on his voyage home, an affair that results in considerable monetary reward from the happy woman. Now armed with finances to back his dreams, Eduardo rounds up his friends, orders a movie camera, and is making his first Brazilian Western.