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Hour of the Star (A Hora da Estrela)

Rating:No Rating
Genre:Drama
Release Date:January 1, 1986
Running time:96 minutes
Cast:Marcelia Cartaxo, José Dumont, Tamara Taxman, Fernanda Montenegro, Manoel Luiz Aranha
Director:Suzana Amaral
Writer:Suzana Amaral, Clarice Lispector

Description: This is a sympathetic, observant drama about the trials and tribulations of Macabea (Marcelia Cartaxo) who has left her home in northeastern Brazil to seek her fortune in Sao Paulo. Macabea misses her friends and family but stays with her dreams for the future -- even in the face of unfair treatment from her fellow office workers, her boyfriend, and her roommates. She has many traits that would resonate in a wide range of viewers, and she easily carries this story based on a novel by Clarice Lispector.~ Eleanor Mannikka, All Movie Guide

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