Berlinale

The Man who Copied (O Homem que Copiava)

Synopsis
André works in a copy shop, whiling away his time chatting with his colleague Marines, and drawing comics after work. He is secretly in love with his neighbour Sylvia, but is too shy to approach her. As he begins to counterfeit money, he meets Marines’ boyfriend Cardoso. To escape their drab lives, the four young people prepare to commit a bank robbery…


World premiere
Filmfest Hamburg 2003

Theatrical release in Germany
Sep 1, 2005

Awards (selection)
2004 Winner of Cinema Brazil Grand Prize in six categories, including Best Director and Best Picture
Winner of Best Film, São Paulo Association of Art Critics Awards 2004
Winner of Elcine Second Prize, Lima Latin American Film Festival 2004
Winner of Silver Crow Pheasant, Kerala International Film Festival 2003
Best actor, Havana Film Festival 2003

Rights sold to
Germany, Brazil, USA, Switzerland

Festivals
Filmfest Hamburg 2003
Film by the Sea Film Festival 2004
Paris Brazilian Film Festival 2004
Toulouse Latin America Film Festival 2004
Tbilisi International Film Festival 2005
ERA New Horizons Film Festival 2005

Distributors
Columbia Pictures do Brasil
TLA Releasing (USA)

Brazil 2003
Director: Jorge Furtado
Producer: Globo Filmes, Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre (Brazil)
German distributor: Kool Film, Cologne
World sales: Casa de Cinema de Porto Alegre (Brazil)

Funded in the WCF jury session in October 2005
Funding: 7,500 €