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Héctor Babenco is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter and Producer Brésilien born on 7 february 1946 at Buenos Aires (Argentine)

Héctor Babenco

Héctor Babenco
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Birth name Héctor Eduardo Babenco
Nationality Bresil
Birth 7 february 1946 at Buenos Aires (Argentine)
Death 14 july 2016 (at 70 years)

Héctor Eduardo Babenco (born February 7, 1946) is an Argentine-born Brazilian film director, screenwriter, producer and actor.

He has worked in several countries including Argentina, Brazil and the United States.

Biography

His father was an Argentine gaucho of Ukrainian origin and his mother was a Polish Jewish immigrant. Babenco lived in Europe from 1964 to 1968. In 1969, he decided to stay in São Paulo, Brazil permanently. In 1975, he directed his first feature film, King of the Night.

His break-out film was Pixote - A lei do mais fraco (1981) about Brazil's abandoned children. Due to the impressive work of young actor Fernando Ramos da Silva (10 years old at the time), who was discovered in the suburbs of São Paulo, the film was a worldwide success and received numerous international prizes.

In 1994, Babenco fell ill and had to undergo a bone marrow transplant to cure a lymphatic cancer.

He has directed some of the most respected American actors in cinema, including: William Hurt, John Lithgow, Raul Julia, Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Tom Berenger, Daryl Hannah, Aidan Quinn, Kathy Bates, and others.



^ Livraria Saraiva. "Contemporâneo de Mim". Saraiva.com.br. Retrieved 2014-05-31.

^ Héctor Babenco official web site.

Best films

Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985)
(Director)
Before Night Falls (2000)
(Actor)
Ironweed (1987)
(Director)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Héctor Babenco (14 films)

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Actor

The Past
The Past (2007)
, 1h54
Directed by Héctor Babenco
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Gael García Bernal, Paulo Autran, Héctor Babenco
Roles Proyeccionista
Rating61% 3.099743.099743.099743.099743.09974
Un couple décide de se séparer après douze ans de vie commune. Il est facile pour Rímini de passer à autre chose, mais il est difficile pour lui d'empêcher son ex-femme Sofía de les harceler lui et la nouvelle femme de sa vie.
Before Night Falls, 2h13
Directed by Julian Schnabel
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography
Themes Films about writers, Seafaring films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Javier Bardem, Olivier Martinez, Johnny Depp, Andrea Di Stefano, Héctor Babenco, Patricia Reyes Spíndola
Roles Virgilio Pinera
Rating71% 3.5979253.5979253.5979253.5979253.597925
Before Night Falls is based on the autobiography of the same name by Cuban poet and novelist Reinaldo Arenas. In the film, Arenas, who was openly gay, is born in Oriente in 1943 and raised by his single mother and her parents, who soon move the entire family to Holguín. After moving to Havana in the sixties to continue his studies, Reinaldo begins to explore his ambitions, as well as his sexuality. After receiving an honorary mention in a writing contest, Arenas is offered the chance to publish his first work. Through his work and friendships with other openly gay men (such as Pepe Malas and Tomas Diego), Arenas manages to find himself.

Director

The Past
The Past (2007)
, 1h54
Directed by Héctor Babenco
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Romance
Actors Gael García Bernal, Paulo Autran, Héctor Babenco
Rating61% 3.099743.099743.099743.099743.09974
Un couple décide de se séparer après douze ans de vie commune. Il est facile pour Rímini de passer à autre chose, mais il est difficile pour lui d'empêcher son ex-femme Sofía de les harceler lui et la nouvelle femme de sa vie.
Carandiru
Carandiru (2003)
, 2h26
Directed by Héctor Babenco
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama
Themes Medical-themed films, Prison films, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, LGBT-related films, HIV/AIDS in film, LGBT-related film
Actors Rodrigo Santoro, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Caio Blat, Milton Gonçalves, Lázaro Ramos, Aílton Graça
Rating75% 3.7992553.7992553.7992553.7992553.799255
This episodic story is set in São Paulo's notorious prison Carandiru, one of Latin America's largest and most violent prison systems.
Foolish Heart, 2h10
Directed by Héctor Babenco
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama
Actors Miguel Ángel Solá, Norma Aleandro, Maria Luísa Mendonça, Alejandro Awada, Luis Luque, Arturo Maly
Rating68% 3.429473.429473.429473.429473.42947
The film tells of seventeen-year-old Juan (Walter Quiroz). He lives with his parents and spends time with several intellectuals who are interested in photography. The girlfriend of the group's money person is Ana (Maria Luísa Mendonça), and Juan is attracted to her.
At Play in the Fields of the Lord, 3h9
Directed by Héctor Babenco
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Romance
Themes Films about religion, Indiens d'Amazonie
Actors Tom Berenger, Aidan Quinn, Kathy Bates, Daryl Hannah, John Lithgow, Tom Waits
Rating68% 3.446863.446863.446863.446863.44686
A pair of explorers, Lewis Moon and Wolf, become stranded in Mãe de Deus (Portuguese: Mother of God), an outpost in the deep Brazilian Amazon River basin, after their plane runs out of fuel.
Ironweed
Ironweed (1987)
, 2h23
Directed by Héctor Babenco
Origin USA
Genres Drama
Themes Films about alcoholism, Medical-themed films, Films about drugs
Actors Jack Nicholson, Meryl Streep, Carroll Baker, Michael O'Keefe, Diane Venora, Margaret Whitton
Rating66% 3.349453.349453.349453.349453.34945
Francis Phelan (Jack Nicholson) is a washed-up baseball player who deserted his family back in the 1910s when he accidentally dropped his son and killed him. It is assumed in the film that he was drunk at the time until he later claims he was just tired and doesn't understand why no one will believe him. Since then, Phelan has been a bum, punishing himself. Wandering into his hometown of Albany, New York on Halloween in 1938, Phelan seeks out his lover and drinking companion, Helen Archer (Meryl Streep). The two meet up in a mission managed by Reverend Chester (James Gammon), and later in Oscar Reo's (Fred Gwynne) gin mill. Over the next few days, Phelan takes a few minor jobs to support his habit, haunted by visions of his past. Francis comes back to his old family house and tries a reconciliation with his wife Annie Phelan (Carroll Baker), his son Billy (Michael O'Keefe) and Peg (Diane Venora). Meanwhile, a group of local vigilantes take it upon themselves to drive the homeless out of Albany. During the course of the day, a series of events change Francis' life forever.
Kiss of the Spider Woman, 2h1
Directed by Héctor Babenco
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama
Themes Seafaring films, Politique, Prison films, Films about sexuality, Transport films, LGBT-related films, Transgender in film, Political films, Films about Latin American military dictatorships, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors William Hurt, Raúl Juliá, Sônia Braga, José Lewgoy, Milton Gonçalves, Fernando Torres
Rating73% 3.697713.697713.697713.697713.69771
The film tells of two very different men who share a prison cell in Brazil during the Brazilian military government: Valentin Arregui, who is imprisoned (and has been tortured) due to his activities on behalf of a leftist revolutionary group, and Luis Molina, a homosexual in prison for having sex with an underage boy.
Pixote
Pixote (1981)
, 2h5
Directed by Héctor Babenco
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Crime
Themes Films about children, Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Films about prostitution, L'enfance marginalisée, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Marília Pêra, Rubens de Falco da Costa, Jardel Filho, Beatriz Segall
Rating79% 3.996833.996833.996833.996833.99683
After a police round up of street children Pixote is sent to a juvenile reformatory (FEBEM). The prison is a hellish school where Pixote uses glue sniffing as a means of emotional escape from the constant threats of abuse and rape.
Lúcio Flávio, the Passenger of the Agony, 1h58
Directed by Héctor Babenco
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors Reginaldo Faria, Ana Maria Magalhães, Milton Gonçalves, Stepan Nercessian
Rating73% 3.6800053.6800053.6800053.6800053.680005
C'est l'histoire de Lúcio Flávio, criminel des années 70 célèbre pour ses attaques de banques.
King of the Night, 1h37
Directed by Héctor Babenco
Origin Bresil
Genres Drama
Actors Paulo José, Yara Amaral, Marília Pêra
Rating67% 3.3981353.3981353.3981353.3981353.398135
Dans les années 40 à São Paulo, un jeune homme a une liaison amoureuse avec les deux filles de la meilleure amie de sa mère.
O Fabuloso Fittipaldi, 1h39
Directed by Héctor Babenco, Roberto Farias
Origin Bresil
Genres Documentary
Themes Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Documentary films about sports, Documentaire sur une personnalité
Actors Jorge Dória
Rating64% 3.2389853.2389853.2389853.2389853.238985
C'est un documentaire sur le pilote automobile brésilien Emerson Fittipaldi.