O Roubo da Taça/Jules and Dolores

Thursday, Sept. 28 @ 7:00pm
The Historic Thomas Center

BRAZIL, 2016 (92 min)
Portuguese with English subtitles
Director: Caito Ortiz
Cast: Taís Araújo, Mr. Catra, Milhem Cortaz, Thelmo Fernandes, Leandro Firmino, Danilo Grangheia, Fabio Marcoff, Stepan Nercessian, Gustavo Novaes, Otto Jr., Hamilton Vaz Pereira, Paulo Tiefenthaler, Pedro Wagner
Film Introduction and follow up Q&A with Dr. Ericka Ghersi

Rio de Janeiro, 1983. In an attempt to pay off his gambling debt and appease his flamboyant girlfriend Dolores, fun-loving Peralta decides to steal a golden replica of the legendary Jules Rimet Soccer World Cup trophy. Too bad he heists the original cup, which puts the entire country on high alert. Jules and Dolores is an imagining of what “could have” happened to the trophy. Based on a remarkable event in Brazilian history that was kept under wraps from the international stage.