Eu Me Lembro 2005 with English Subtitles

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Eu Me Lembro 2005
1h 48min | Drama | 29 September 2006 (Brazil


The memories of Guiga, from early childhood to young adulthood: his family, relatives, friends, fears, dreams and reality in a still provincial city of Salvador, Bahia, from the 50s to the 70s.

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Brazilian director Edgar Navarro remembers his life as a boy, a youth and a somewhat man in rural Bahia.

While this film is lovingly shot–as only such autobiographical films such as this tend to be written–the themes and memories depicted in this film meander to the point of misdirection.

The man’s early life stands out in the film clearly for its use of archetypes, as in the mother and, particularly, depiction of the father. Guiga’s father is as many Brazilian fathers were, as my own familial history illustrates. It’s just that the filmic representation of this personal history seems mired in cliché, and even what seemed a sort of confused plagiarism.

The depictions of Guiga’s sexual development were equally cute and bizarre, and there were a few moments of genuine hilarity–as in a menopausal tribute to Brasil itself–but the familial imagery wears thin and Guiga’s personal development isn’t at all inspiring or passionate; this seems a man’s nostalgic vision of himself having a perfectly normal and uneventful life.

The visual and thematic ties to the factual history of Brasil also confuse, for as soon as their reality grip the viewer, so do the questions one asks regarding their inclusion in the film. Navarro ‘remembers’ the military takeover of the Brazilian government and subsequent revolution attempts, but only for a brief moment. These events are not portrayed in any certain depth, and their inclusion without adequate thematic or historical explanation will most probably confuse or in their brutality irritate most non-Brazilian audiences.

And concerning Guiga’s personal response to the events that occur around his life–and I must emphasize the use of ‘around’ here, as Guiga himself takes not a step toward actually involving himself in historic circumstance–I must say that I’ve seen it all before, and once again I’m speaking from personal experience.

I mean: I’ve seen drugs done on cinema. I’ve seen them done on cinema much better–Hell, I’ve DONE better drugs than this film. And as the final bizarre hallucination unreeled–in all its Fellini Glory–I couldn’t help but wonder, “why?”.

I hoped that I would enjoy this film, but the ending really changed what had come before. Navarro’s inclusion of the ending from 8 1/2–sem musica theatrica–seems really tacked-on, as if Navarro himself was confused to the true purpose of the memoir.

Director: Edgar Navarro
Writer: Edgar Navarro
Stars: Lucas Valadares, Fernando Neves, Arly Arnaud
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Release Date: 29 September 2006 (Brazil)
Also Known As: I Remember

Eu Me Lembro 2005 with English Subtitles 11
I Remember (2005)

108 min|Drama|29 Sep 2006

6.5Rating: 6.5 / 10 from 146 users
The memories of Guiga, from early childhood to young adulthood: his family, relatives, friends, fears, dreams and reality in a still provincial city of Salvador, Bahia, from the 50s to the 70s.

18 reviews for Eu Me Lembro 2005 with English Subtitles

  1. Anonymous (verified owner)

  2. Anonymous (verified owner)

    nice movie

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  5. Xavier (verified owner)

    Pour une copie, c’est un peu cher.

  6. chirade christophe (verified owner)

    never received

  7. Anonymous (verified owner)

    The film is about Guiga`s childhood to young adulthood during the 1950`s to 1970`s. It is skilfully made but like other South American films I have seen this film goes one step more forward to show childish sexuality which is shown in a natural `raw ` way however the scenes did cause controversy. I would suggest you watch this film if you are mature and broadminded. This film is not explorative by any stretch of the imagination. What I have noticed throughout the film is the power of the catholic church and the influence it had on one the family. It is a film you need to watch more than once. South American films do have that extra ingredient that totally wraps you up in them.

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  14. Anonymous (verified owner)

    Check your country laws before buying this one

  15. Benjamin (verified owner)

    Recommendable Brasil movie.

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