TRIA Productions | Release Date: November 18, 2011
Summary: Dzi Croquettes: A Brazilian groundbreaking theater group that through talent, dance, political satire, and humor confronted the Brazilian violent dictatorship—the AI-5, the most infamous Institutional Act that overruled the Nation's Constitution; allowing unlimited power to the President and finally closing the Congress. Founded by American Lennie Dale-- “a rebel too good to be part of a Broadway chorus line”, according to choreographer Ron Lewis-- and Brazilian artist-thinker Wagner Ribeiro, this hypnotically sensual 13-member Dzi Croquettes group took Brazil and Europe by storm, attracted Liza Minnelli who became their godmother of sorts, and brought celebrity hype with front-row fans including Mick Jagger, Omar Sharif, Jeanne Moreau, Catherine Deneuve, Marisa Berenson, and Maurice Béjart, among others. Not a word could be found about Dzi Croquettes group until directors Raphael Alvarez and Tatiana Issa—raised since 3 years of age within the group because of her father’s work as set designer—unraveled around the world lost footage, as well as put together within Brazil’s political and musical context of the time, famous Brazilian artists who manifest their passionate testimonies about the group’s transformational influence over them. (TRIA Productions)
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Runtime: 110 min
Rating: Not Rated
Official Site: http://dzicroquettes.com/
Production: Canal Brasil
Genres: Biography, Drama, Music, Musical, Documentary
Country: Brazil
Languages: English, French, Portuguese