Dzi Croquettes

Documentary Brazil 2009

This film recalls the experiences of members and fans of a theatre group that used irony as a weapon against the violent Brazilian dictatorship in the Seventies. As forerunners and pioneers of the Gay Movement, Dzi Croquettes, nearly a  Brazilian version of the Ziegfeld Follies, changed the language of theatre, with their colourful and provocative shows, which were often censored by the military regime. Their career on stage embraced pop and gay culture, the sexual revolution and the beginning of the AIDS era. They established a strong bond with the audience, including straight people, who went to their performances. Mick Jagger, Jeanne Moreau, Omar Sharif, Josephine Baker and Liza Minnelli were huge fans. Minnelli befriended the group, brought them to Paris and performed with them. Tatiana Issa (director of the film together with Rafael Álvarez) is the daughter of one of the group's technicians.

similar movies

86'
Trinidad

Trinidad

PJ Raval, Jay Hodges (USA - 2008)

70'
Girl Inside

Girl Inside

Maya Gallus (Canada - 2007)

16'
Transseizième

Transseizième

(Francia - 2008)

12'
Checkpoint

Checkpoint

Alex Mah (Canada - 2007)

24'
Género

Género

Mila Gritos (Spagna - 2009)

19'
Me As He

Me As He

( - )

60'
Ångrarna

Ångrarna

Marcus Lindeen (Svezia - 2009)

62'
Angel

Angel

Sebastiano d'Ayala Valva (Francia - 2010)

16'
Latecomers

Latecomers

Olivia Humphreys (Regno Unito - 2010)

Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS! RSS Linkomm - SEO Web Agency Torino Customizer
flag it flag it