Release dateNovember 25, 2007 (2007-11-25) (Brasilia Film Festival)
March 21, 2008 (2008-03-21) (Brazil) WriterLais Bodanzky (story), Luiz Bolognesi (story), Nando Bolognesi (collaborating writer), Adriana Falcao (collaborating writer), Roberto Gervitz (collaborating writer), Ricardo Kauffman (researcher), Braulio Mantovani (collaborating writer), Silvana Matteusi (collaborating writer), Sergio Penna (collaborating writer), Chris Riera (source), Daniela Smith (researcher) ScreenplayLais Bodanzky, Luiz Bolognesi CastLeonardo Villar (Álvaro), Tônia Carrero (Alice), Cássia Kis (Marici), Betty Faria (Elza), Stepan Nercessian (Eudes), Maria Flor (Bel) Similar moviesMovies about Brazil, Comedy-dramas
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The Ballroom (Portuguese: Chega de Saudade) is a 2007 Brazilian-French romantic drama film directed by Laís Bodanzky. The action is set in a dance hall (gafieira) in São Paulo frequented by old people.
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Tonia Carrero as Alice
Leonardo Villar as Álvaro
Stepan Nercessian as Eudes
Betty Faria as Elza
Cassia Kiss as Marici
Paulo Vilhena as Marquinhos
Maria Flor as Bel
Elza Soares as Ana
Marly Marley as Liana
David Parkinson of The Guardian called it a "quirky ensemble piece", and praised it for being "superbly choreographed." Daily Express's Allan Hunter labeled it as "bittersweet" and gave a rating 3 out of 5, saying "If Robert Altman had ever made a film about an old-fashioned dance hall it might have looked something like The Ballroom." Writing for the Evening Standard, Derek Malcom commended it by affirming: "If the film does't always convince, it has some wonderful moments. Bodanzky’s sympathy with his characters is obvious — and the music is as much an attraction as the series of stories we are told about them." On the other hand, David Jenkins from Time Out gave a more negative review, stating "this wannabe-steamy film never manages to generate any dramatic heat because it spreads itself far too thinly across its oversized and mundane cast."