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      They Don't Wear Black Tie

      1981 2h 0m Drama List
      Reviews 89% Audience Score 250+ Ratings Otavio (Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) is an idealistic union leader trying to organize workers at a factory to resist the company's exploitative practices. His son, Tiao (Carlos Alberto Riccelli), one of the employees, is more of a realist and doesn't want to risk losing his job by striking. This clash of perspectives puts the father and son at odds. Fortunately, Tiao's mother, Romana (Fernanda Montenegro), is on hand to act as a moderator between the two opinionated men. Read More Read Less

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      Audience Member A faithful adapatation, Eles Não Usam Black-Tie expands upon its classical source material due to a steady direction and impeccable performances from Fernanda Montenegro and Gianfrancesco Guarnieri. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Audience Member Carlos Alberto Riccelli is not a very good actor, and I find it curious how the film seems to judge his character's (completely understandable) actions so harshly; but still it it hits the mark with quite a complex discussion about the fight against labor exploitation during hard times. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A realistic and terrific film, with very good direction by Leon Hirszman and with outstanding actings by the cast, especially by Fernanda Montenegro and Gianfrancesco Guarnieri. A fantastic tale about the fight of the workers, not just with the factory, but also in this world full of injustice, authoritarianism and imperialism. They Don't Wear Black Tie, is not only a unmissable film, but a scream of help. Fresh. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/14/23 Full Review Audience Member A film about social unrest in a region of Brazil, where the strikes are the main expressions of nonconformity. Leon Hirzman made a great movie, and chose a great cast to match the film: Gianfrancesco Guarnieri and Fernanda Montenegro among others. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Otavio (Gianfrancesco Guarnieri) is an idealistic union leader trying to organize workers at a factory to resist the company's exploitative practices. His son, Tiao (Carlos Alberto Riccelli), one of the employees, is more of a realist and doesn't want to risk losing his job by striking. This clash of perspectives puts the father and son at odds. Fortunately, Tiao's mother, Romana (Fernanda Montenegro), is on hand to act as a moderator between the two opinionated men.
      Director
      Leon Hirszman
      Producer
      Carlos Alberto Diniz
      Screenwriter
      Leon Hirszman, Gianfrancesco Guarnieri
      Production Co
      Embrafilme, Leon Hirszman Produções Cinematográficas
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      Portuguese (Brazil)
      Runtime
      2h 0m