The Middle of the World - O Caminho das Nuvens - 2003 Brazilian Portuguese film directed by Vicente Amorim. Romão, illiterate and unemployed, feels destiny drawing him on an odyssey to Rio de Janeiro in pursuit of a job and a decent life. Based on a true story, this film follows a family of seven on a journey 2,000 miles across the hinterlands of Brazil on bicycles. Along the way, director Vicente Amorim beautifully explores the inner dynamics of a family facing a great challenge. This is an unimaginable road movie, both graceful and tender, about having the courage to pursue your dreams. Stars Cláudia Abreu, Wagner Moura, Ravi Ramos Lacerda and Manoel Sebastião Alves Filho. Unrated in the U.S., but rated PG in Canada. 86 minutes - in Brazilian Portuguese with optional English subtitles.
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