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Director Fabio Barreto adapts Denise Paraná's inspirational biography of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the man who transcended poverty to become president of Brazil. Born in 1945, Lula was raised, along with his seven siblings, by his mother Dona Lindu (Gloria Pires) after his father abandoned the family. Growing up on the outskirts of Santos, Brazil, Lula alternated between going to school and working odd jobs to support his family. Later, in 1963, Lula graduated from the SENAI technical school, joined a union, and decided to start a family. Though his experiences in the union provided an entryway into the political arena, it wasn't until his wife and unborn son died during childbirth that Lula found the courage to become the kind of man who could lead a nation through troubled times, and earn the unwavering admiration of his people in the process. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

  • Release date:January 13, 2012


Gloria Pires
as Dona Lindu
Milhem Cortaz
as Aristides
Lucelia Santos
as Teacher
Antonio Pitanga
as Mr. Cristovao
Fernando Alves Pinto
as Journalist
Maria Teixeira
as Marinete


Fabio Barreto
Paula Barreto
Luis Carlos Barreto
Fernando Bonassi
Gustavo Hadba
Clovis Bueno
Art Director
Cristina Camargo
Costume Designer
Cristiano Maciel
Sound/Sound Designer
Marcelo Santiago
Assistant Director
Alessandro Laroca
Sound Editor

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