God is Brazilian
Filmfest 2004

God is stressed and needs a vacation from the Earth and the troublesome human race. To take a break, He needs a temporary replacement... The story actually focuses on endlessly chattering layabout Taoca, to whom God appears one lazy afternoon. God’s actually searching for Quinca das Mulas, the supposedly saint-like person he feels will best fill his shoes. Seeing opportunity in the Almighty, Taoca volunteers to help track Quinca down, with lovely, soul-searching Madá joining them along the way. The trio’s spirited road trip unfolds through some stunning stretches of the Brazilian countryside... The locations, their often odd residents, and the wacky twists of the journey itself all become integral elements of the story - as the traveling progresses toward its unforeseen ending, characters and viewers alike are left with plenty to ponder. Kurt Wolff, San Fransisco International Film Festival

tags: Feature film

Cast: Antônio Fagundes, Wagner Moura, Paloma Duarte, Bruce Gomlevsky


Director: Carlos Diegues