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Bruno Barreto is a Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Camera Operator Brésilien born on 16 march 1955 at Rio de Janeiro (Bresil)

Bruno Barreto

Bruno Barreto
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Nationality Bresil
Birth 16 march 1955 (67 years) at Rio de Janeiro (Bresil)

Bruno Barreto (born March 16, 1955) is a Brazilian film director born in Rio de Janeiro. He has been making feature-length films ever since he was seventeen years old and remains one of Brazil's most accomplished and popular directors to this day. The type of films he makes vary widely from light comedies like Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976) and Bossa Nova (2000) to tense political thrillers like Four Days in September (1997). Four Days in September was entered into the 47th Berlin International Film Festival. His 1973 film Tati was entered into the 8th Moscow International Film Festival.

Other films Barreto has directed films include Carried Away and View from the Top. Barreto was married to actress Amy Irving from 1996 to 2005, with whom he made Bossa Nova and Carried Away. They had one son (Gabriel) together. He is the ex-stepfather of Max Spielberg, Irving's son by her first husband Steven Spielberg.


C'est un des représentants du cinéma brésilien qui s'est fait connaître dans le reste du monde. Il devient connu au Brésil en adaptant deux célèbres romans brésiliens. Puis en 1990, il réalise un film produit par Paramount Pictures. En 1996, Fine Line Features produit un autre de ses films. TFM Distribution produit un de ses films en 2003.

En 2005, Cinéma Public Films organise en France une rétrospective de ses films. En 2009, c'est le Filmfest Oldenburg qui organise une rétrospective en Allemagne.

Il a été l'époux d'Amy Irving de 1996 à 2005.

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Filmography of Bruno Barreto (20 films)

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Reaching for the Moon, 1h58
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Biography, Romance
Themes Films about writers, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film, Lesbian-related films
Actors Miranda Otto, Tracy Middendorf, Glória Pires, Treat Williams, Lola Kirke
Rating68% 3.4436353.4436353.4436353.4436353.443635
À Rio de Janeiro, dans les années 1950-60, la relation amoureuse de la poétesse Elizabeth Bishop (Miranda Otto) et de l'architecte Lota de Macedo Soares (Glória Pires).
Last Stop 174, 1h50
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Douglas Silva, Marcello Melo Jr., André Ramiro
Rating71% 3.5503653.5503653.5503653.5503653.550365
Last Stop 174 tells the story of Sandro Rosa do Nascimento, who in 2000 hijacked Bus 174 in Jardim Botânico, a violent hijacking that has vividly stuck with Brazilians.
Romeo and Juliet Get Married, 1h33
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Themes Romeo and Juliet, Films based on plays, Films based on works by William Shakespeare
Actors Luana Piovani, Mel Lisboa, Leonardo Miggiorin
Rating61% 3.0873953.0873953.0873953.0873953.087395
The film's history passes in 1999. The tomboyish, outgoing Julieta is the daughter of a member of the Palmeiras soccer club board. She is constantly frustrated by what she sees as institutional bias against women in soccer. One day while watching her beloved Palmeiras, she is struck by a handsome man, Romeu, that she sees rooting for the Palmeiras' chief rivals, the Corinthians. After meeting the same man again in the middle of eye exam, Julieta and Romeu quickly become a couple. However, in order to avoid incurring the wrath of her parents, Romeu is forced to pretend to be an adoring Palmeiras fan, an increasingly difficult task for the die-hard Corinthiano.
View from the Top, 1h27
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Transport films, Aviation films, Dans un avion
Actors Gwyneth Paltrow, Mark Ruffalo, Candice Bergen, Kelly Preston, Christina Applegate, Rob Lowe
Rating53% 2.6528252.6528252.6528252.6528252.652825
Donna Jensen is a girl from a small town in Nevada who wishes to see the world in order to get away from her unhappy life of living in a trailer with her alcoholic mother, a former Las Vegas showgirl, and her abusive, alcoholic stepfather, where she feels miserable and lonely. After graduating from high school, Donna tries to make ends meet by working as a clerk in a Big Lots.
One Tough Cop, 1h27
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Action
Actors Stephen Baldwin, Chris Penn, Gina Gershon, Mike McGlone, Luis Guzmán, Paul Guilfoyle
Rating51% 2.554282.554282.554282.554282.55428
Detective Bo Dietl and his partner investigate the rape and murder of a nun. Meanwhile, Dietl learns that his partner has a gambling problem, and is in debt to loan sharks.
Four Days in September, 1h50
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Thriller, Action, Historical
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Transport films, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships
Actors Fernanda Torres, Luiz Fernando Guimarães, Pedro Cardoso, Cláudia Abreu, Alan Arkin, Matheus Nachtergaele
Rating73% 3.6973253.6973253.6973253.6973253.697325
The film is a fictional version of the dramatic events of the 1969 abduction of the American ambassador Charles Burke Elbrick (played by Alan Arkin) in 1969. Elbrick was taken in Rio de Janeiro by the Revolutionary Movement 8th October (MR-8) with help of Ação Libertadora Nacional (ALN). Gabeira (played by Pedro Cardoso and named Paulo in the film) as a student joins the radical movement after the military takeover of the Brazilian government. He and his comrades, led by Andréia, gradually decided to kidnap the ambassador as a protest, and are shown mostly planning and executing the kidnapping. Paulo is portrayed as "the most intelligent and uncertain of the kidnappers.
Carried Away, 1h49
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about education
Actors Dennis Hopper, Amy Irving, Gary Busey, Amy Locane, Julie Harris, Hal Holbrook
Rating62% 3.1479553.1479553.1479553.1479553.147955
Joseph Svenden is a middle-aged schoolteacher who lives on a farm with his dying mother. In his simple life there is no excitement, even in his long-time relationship with a widow. However, when a 17-year-old beauty enrolls in his class, life takes an unexpected turn. She boards her horse in his barn and she then seduces him. They carry on a furtive relationship which leaves him torn between the passion, and knowing that he is doing something wrong. When her indescretion starts the inevitable scandal, many different reactions ensue.
The Heart of Justice, 1h28
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Crime, Politic
Actors Eric Stoltz, William H. Macy, Jennifer Connelly, Felicity Huffman, Dermot Mulroney, Dennis Hopper
Rating54% 2.713752.713752.713752.713752.71375
David Leader investigates a seemingly senseless murder, and in the course of it is drawn into the labyrinth of a sinisterly unique wealthy family. The family seems to revolve around its own beautiful and mysterious daughter, Emma Burgess, and soon Leader is deeply within her orbit as well.
A Show of Force, 1h29
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin USA
Genres Thriller, Crime
Themes Films about writers, Films about journalists, Seafaring films, Transport films, Political films
Actors Amy Irving, Andy García, Lou Diamond Phillips, Robert Duvall, Erik Estrada, Kevin Spacey
Rating53% 2.655892.655892.655892.655892.65589
In 1978, Kate Melendez (Amy Irving) is a television news reporter who investigates the mysterious deaths of two radical Puerto Rican activists. The government claims they were terrorists while others claim the two were merely student activists. Despite threats to her own life, Melendez investigates the deaths, gradually leading her to conclude that undercover American agents were responsible for framing the activists as terrorists, and then murdering them.
Happily Ever After, 1h48
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Regina Duarte, Flávio Galvão, Walter Forster
Rating57% 2.8724752.8724752.8724752.8724752.872475
Fernanda is a married woman with two children who meets Miguel, a male prostitute after hitting him in a car accident. They meet again when he steals her wallet and drops an advertising of the club where he works. When her husband travels, Fernanda and Miguel go to Santos, saying they would accompany until the port a woman who would go to Paris. They go aboard a ship that goes to Salvador, where they pass the New Year's Day. However, when Fernanda eventually discovers Miguel is a cocaine addict she returns to her family.
Gabriela (1983)
, 1h39
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Comedy-drama, Romantic comedy, Romance
Themes Films about sexuality
Actors Sônia Braga, Marcello Mastroianni, Paulo Goulart, Flávio Galvão, Joffre Soares, Maurício do Valle
Rating61% 3.0939153.0939153.0939153.0939153.093915
Nacib (Mastroianni) is the owner of bar in a small town. He meets Gabriela (Braga), a sensual girl, who he is immediately attracted to. Taken by her, he hires her on as a cook. However, Nacib soon grows annoyed by the attention she receives. He proposes to her in the hopes that the attention quells.
The Asphalt Kiss, 1h20
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Ney Latorraca, Tarcísio Meira, Christiane Torloni, Daniel Filho
Rating70% 3.5217953.5217953.5217953.5217953.521795
Avant de mourir, un jeune homme renversé par un bus demande à un passant de l’embrasser sur la bouche. L’homme en question, Arandir, est marié. Amado, journaliste sans scrupules, incite le policier Cunha à enquêter sur une supposée relation amoureuse entre les deux hommes. Soupçonné de toutes parts, Arandir doit également affronter les soupçons de son beau-père, de ses collègues et de sa femme.
Outlaw Love, 1h35
Directed by Bruno Barreto
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Paulo Gracindo
Rating65% 3.278523.278523.278523.278523.27852