The Man Who Copied - Movie
Review & Trailer
Language: Portuguese with
Review by Compay for
Ramos, Leandra Leal, Luana Piovani, Pedro Cardoso
Brazilian film O Homem
Que Copiava, also known as The Man Who Copied,
delivers everything that you could ask for in a movie.
A talented cast, a clever
plot, and an ending that defies prediction.
The Man Who Copied is a
sweet and quirky film that explores love and crime on the
streets of Rio Grande do Sul. André is a copy stores
employee that finds an escape to a mundane life in his comic
book drawings. His life changes when he falls for
Silvia, his neighbor whom he spies on from his bedroom window.
André realizes that his copy machine job simply isn't enough
to pay for his dreams, and finds himself breaking the law to
reach his goals. The crimes committed become
increasingly more dangerous, and André is eventually up to his
neck in problems.
Our man who copies is
portrayed by gifted Brazilian actor Lázaro Ramos. If
you're a fan of Brazilian cinema, you would have first noticed
Ramos thanks to his role as a petty thug and drug-addled
prisoner Ezequiel in Carandiru. Ramos completely
loses himself into the role of a passive copy shop worker, to
the extent that most people wouldn't recognize him as the same
actor from Carandiru (Ramos goes blond for the prison
No Brazilian film would be complete without South American eye
candy, and Luana Piovani is ridiculously sexy as Marinęs,
offering a solid acting performance as André's seductive
co-worker. Leandra Leal and Pedro Cardoso also make for a
great supporting cast, both having earned their stripes in
Brazilian film and television.
The Man Who Copied stands
out thanks to the use of cartoon animation, which does an
amusing job of telling André's story. Overall, this is a
fun and suspenseful film that delivers a rewarding and
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