Rio, 40 Degrees C.

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Rio, 40 Degrees C.

Rio, 40 Degrees C.

Release Date: August 24, 1955

Year    :   1955
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Genres    :   Drama
Production Companies    :   Equipe Moacyr Fenelon
Director    :   Nelson Pereira dos Santos
Producers    :   Olavo Mendonça
Writers    :   Nelson Pereira dos Santos
RunTime    :   100 mins.

Banned by Brazil’s Federal Department of Public Safety, Rio, 40 Graus is a landmark film that ushered in the wave of Cinema Novo in Brazil. The film chronicles a day in the life of five peanut vendors from Rio de Janeiro's favelas. This was one of the first Brazilian films to address the issues of race, poverty, and class.

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