Best Film at the Gramado Festival, national biopic is now showing in cinemas.
Antônio Carlos Bernardes Gomes, better known as Mussum, is an undisputed icon of our very Brazilian popular culture. The comedian achieved national fame when he was part of the group Os Trapalhões, composed of Didi Mocó (Renato Aragão), Dedé Santana and Zacarias (Mauro Faccio Gonçalves).
However, before moving into comedy, the artist had already established himself in music, through the musical group Os Originais do Samba. And Mussum’s connection with samba runs throughout his artistic career and personal life – a trajectory covered in the biopic recently released in cinemas, directed by Silvio Guindane: Mussum, O Filmis.
Mussum, o Filmis, based on the book Mussum – a story of Humor and Samba, by Juliano Barretoshows the real story about the life and trajectory of the popularly nicknamed Mussum – played, in the film, by actor Ailton Graça. Having grown up as a poor boy, son of an illiterate maid and with a military background, Mussum found his way to fame in television, but it was on the Mangueira court, a samba school in Rio, that his heart beat faster.
The green and pink court was chosen to host one of the premieres of the biopic of Mussum, a mangueirense at heart. With some scenes recorded on the school playground, the film also shows the comedian’s relationship with the hill and carnival.
To Mangueira, we owe the awakening of Mussum’s talent for dance and music. Parading every year at school, “Mumu da Mangueira”, as he was known by the community, became director of harmony at Ala da Baianas. It was also there that the comedian met his first wife, with whom he had his first child.
In addition to Ailton Graça, Mussum, Filmis has names like Yuri Marçal, Cacau Protásio, Neusa Borges and a great cast. The film is now showing in cinemas.
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