Sandra Werneck Release dateJune 11, 2004 (2004-06-11) WriterLucia Araujo (book), Fernando Bonassi, Victor Navas DirectorsSandra Werneck, Walter Carvalho ScreenplayFernando Bonassi, Victor Navas CastDaniel de Oliveira (Cazuza), Marieta Severo (Lucinha Araújo), Reginaldo Faria (João Araújo), Andréa Beltrão (Malu), Leandra Leal (Bebel), Emilio de Melo (Zeca) Similar moviesDallas Buyers Club, The 33, Goodfellas, The Theory of Everything, The Wolf of Wall Street, Unbroken
In Rio de Janeiro in 1981, Cazuza (Daniel de Oliveira), the talented but unmotivated son of a major record industry executive (Reginaldo Faria) is given a menial job in the mail room of his fathers company. While there, his talents get discovered and he becomes the leader of one of Brazils most popular rock bands, but his self-destructive habits lead to his decline. This biopic is based on a biography written by the late singers mother following his 1990 death.
Cazuza â€“ O Tempo Nao Para (Cazuza - Time Doesnt Stop) is a 2004 Brazilian movie about the life of singer Cazuza. The film is directed by Walter Carvalho and Sandra Werneck. It stars Daniel de Oliveira as Cazuza. The film is based on the book by Cazuzas mother, Lucia Araujo. Cazuza - O Tempo Nao Para won a best actor award from the Sao Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards.
The movie was one of the most successful of the year in Brazil.
The "daddy's boy" Cazuza is a dysfunctional, drug and booze addicted, homosexual that disrespects basic social rules and terrible and irresponsible son and man. He loves his freedom, his friend and singing with his garage band, Barão Vermelho. His career is built by chance because he needs to work and his father and president of phonographic industry Som Livre gives a job opportunity in his company as a simple employee. His talent is found by his direct chief Zeca, who convinces Cazuza's father to release his album. In the top of his career, he leaves the Barão Vermelho and finds that he has Aids. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Focusing on Cazuzas personal life, the film chronicles his early career, his subsequent success, his drug use and his promiscuous lifestyle. It starts out in the early 1980s in Rio de Janeiro, showing his usual day-to-day life until he joins the band which would become Barao Vermelho. It then shows the bands rise to fame and its frequent "mutinies" which led him to pursue a solo career. Later, it depicts his struggle against the AIDS virus and his final days.