Release dateMarch 1982 (1982-03) (Gramado Film Festival)
February 14, 1983 (1983-02-14) Based onSala Escura
by Reginaldo Faria WriterReginaldo Faria (story), Roberto Farias, Paulo Mendonca (story) ScreenplayRoberto Farias, Paulo Mendonca CastReginaldo Faria (Jofre Godói), Antônio Fagundes (Miguel Godói), Natália do Vale (Marta Godói), Elizabeth Savalla (Mariana), Carlos Zara (Barreto), Cláudio Marzo (Sarmento) Similar moviesJürgen Klopp – Ein Schwabe erobert das Ruhrgebiet, Jürgen Klopp persönlich: Meine Meister, Jürgen Klopp – Die Seele des Meisters, Sex Drink and Bloodshed, Full Metal Jacket, Escape to Victory
Pra Frente, Brasil (English: Go Ahead, Brazil!) is a 1982 Brazilian drama film directed, written and produced by Roberto Farias. It tells the fictional story of a man mistakenly arrested by a group linked to the military dictatorship during the 1970 FIFA World Cup.
The film is set on mid 1970, when the military regime's "economic miracle" and the victory of the Brazilian national football team on the FIFA World Cup serves as a distraction for the persecution of opposition leaders by the political police of the dictatorship.
Under this context, Jofre Godoi da Fonseca, an alienated middle class man, is mistaken for Sarmento, a political activist he met at an airport prior to his assassination. He is then arrested and brutally tortured by a paramilitary group of vigilantes sponsored by influential businessmen to hunt down people deemed "subversive" by the regime.
Jofre's wife Marta and his brother Miguel join forces to investigate his disappearance. After they fail to get enough support from law enforcement agents, Mariana, leader of a left-wing resistance group and Miguel's former girlfriend, helps them. Their efforts proved to be useless after Jofre is killed on a failed escape attempt.
Reginaldo Faria as Jofre Godoi
Antônio Fagundes as Miguel Godoi
Natália do Valle as Marta Godoi
Elizabeth Savalla as Mariana
Carlos Zara as Dr. Barreto
Cláudio Marzo as Sarmento
Awards and nominations
33rd Berlin International Film Festival
Golden Bear – Roberto Farias (nominated)
C.I.C.A.E. Award – Roberto Farias (won)
OCIC Award – Roberto Farias (won)
10th Gramado Film Festival
Best Film – Roberto Farias (won)
Best Editing – Roberto Farias, Maurício Farias (won)