Mr. Catra - o fiel

Andreas Johnsen, Denmark, 2004

60 min.DK/Documentary

This is the first documentary about Baile Funk and an intimate portrait of its biggest star; Mr Catra aka Wagner Domingues Costa. Baile Funk is a remarkable form of music developed in the shantytowns of Rio de Janeiro and for the millions residing in the favelas and periferia of Rio, the controversial Mr Catra is their greatest hero. Mr Catra's lyrics are so explicit that the Brazilian police have coined the term Funk Proibido and have outlawed this particular genre of Baile Funk. According to Mr Catra, however, his music is only reflecting the reality of the favelas.
Basic information Credits Festivals & awards
Original title Mr. Catra - o fiel
Danish title Mr. Catra - the faithful
Keywords Music, Brazil, Baile funk
Director Andreas Johnsen
Producer Andreas Johnsen
Director of Photography Andreas Johnsen
Editor Mikkel Sangstad
Production country Denmark
Production company Rosforth
Technical info color, Sound
Danish rating Allowed for children over the age of 15


Production company Rosforth


Direction Andreas Johnsen


Producer Andreas Johnsen


Cinematography Andreas Johnsen


Editing Mikkel Sangstad

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