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Estômago: A Gastronomic Story

2007 1h 40m Drama Comedy List
Reviews 85% Audience Score 500+ Ratings The world comprises those who eat and those who are eaten, and one man becomes a cook. Read More Read Less

Critics Reviews

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Laura Kern Film Comment Magazine Its frequent close-ups of dishes being prepared are so luscious-and its accompanying score so playfully lusty-that it might even be described as food porn. Nov 14, 2013 Full Review Ard Vijn ScreenAnarchy A nice tale about the relativity of happiness, "Estômago" gives you the grandfatherly advise that 'getting there' is often more fun than 'being there'. Jan 23, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

Audience Reviews

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Alisson M melhor que clube da luta! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/24 Full Review Thiago G ótimo filme brasileiro, merece ser visto. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 11/13/22 Full Review Giovanni G Surprising! Great movie Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/27/22 Full Review Audience Member I think I've never reviewed a movie from my country before. "Estômago" is an amazing Brazilian film, and it encouraged me to watch more national productions. Brazilian cinema is very scorned in its own country and it's probably more prestigious abroad. Raimundo Nonato (or Alecrim, his "prison name") is a fantastic protagonist, more intelligent than his face makes it seem, and the tone of his innocence is perfect; basically, he's everything that Forrest Gump tried to be and failed. The movie intersperses two different narratives: how Nonato started as a cook and ended in prison, and how Alecrim gained status inside the prison; both narratives are thrilling (credits to the world-building and the amazing editing), Babu Santana is imposing as Bujiú [the cell leader, and he won a Grande Otelo (the Brazilian Oscar) for this role], and Fabíula Nascimento's character remembered me of Marisa Tomei at "The Wrestler" ("Estômago" was released one year before). As the film nears its end, the transitions between the restaurant and the prison arcs are even faster, building one of the most exciting climaxes I've ever seen. And the ending was lovely. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/12/23 Full Review Audience Member Very good brazilian movie to watch! A story told in an excellent way, with humor at the right point! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Excellent performances and a fresh narrative makes Estômago a delicious journey through crime and gastronomy. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 01/19/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis The world comprises those who eat and those who are eaten, and one man becomes a cook.
Marcos Jorge
Marco Cohen, Cláudia da Natividade, Fabrizio Donvito
Fabrizio Donvito, Marcos Jorge, Lusa Silvestre, Cláudia da Natividade
Production Co
Zencrane Filmes, Indiana Production Company
Drama, Comedy
Original Language
Portuguese (Brazil)
1h 40m