The Middle Of The World

2003, Movie, NR, 85 mins

Although the territory it covers is familiar, this Brazilian import, based on a true story, has its heart in the right place. An impoverished family, led by proud patriarch Ramao (Wagner Moura), an unemployed truck driver determined to find a well-paying job that can support his wife, Rose (Claúdia Abreu), and their five children, uproots his family from their home in the Northeast and embarks on a quixotic 2000-mile bicycle journey to Rio de Janeiro. But with no money and only four broken-down bikes among them, they must beg, borrow and — in one shameful instance — steal in order to reach their destination. They also wrestle familiar family problems: Ramao...
Released: 2003 Rated: NR Length: 85 mins

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