Mitt hem är Copacabana

Arne Sucksdorff, Sweden, 1965

88 min.DocumentaryChildren's films

Jorginho, his white friend Rico, Lici and Paulinho are homeless best friends living in a slum in a hill in Copacabana. They spend their hopeless life playing with kite; trying to survive getting food from the street market or the fishermen; learning how to pickpocket; working on the streets polishing shoes. Rico escaped from an institution in Caxambu that symbolizes hell on Earth for them. When he gets ill, he decides to return to the place because he does not want to die on the streets.
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Original title Mitt hem är Copacabana
Danish title Mit hjem er Copacabana
Other titles Mit hjem i Copacabana
Keywords Homeless people, Brazil, Children's lives, Children, Children in foreign countries
Director Arne Sucksdorff
Screenplay Arne Sucksdorff, Flavio Migliaccio
Director of Photography Arne Sucksdorff
Editor Arne Sucksdorff
Appearances Leila Santos de Sousa, Cosme dos Santos, Antonio Carlos de Lima
Production country Sweden
Production company AB Svensk Filmindustri
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral
Technical info Black/white
Danish theatrical release 25.06.1980
Cinemas Delta
TV release 01.04.1983, TV


Production company AB Svensk Filmindustri
Domestic distribution Statens Filmcentral


Direction Arne Sucksdorff


Script Arne Sucksdorff
Script Flavio Migliaccio


Cinematography Arne Sucksdorff


Editing Arne Sucksdorff


Lici Leila Santos de Sousa
Jorghino Cosme dos Santos
Toninho Antonio Carlos de Lima

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