Lula, the Son of Brazil

Synopsis: In 1945, in Garanhuns, in the countryside of Pernambuco, Luiz Inácio da Silva is born, the seventh child of Aristides and Dona Lindu. Aristides moves to Santos and Lindu raises the siblings alone until 1952 when the family moves to Santos to meet the patriarch. As time goes on, the poor family struggles to survive with the children studying at elementary school and working as street vendors. Later Lindu leaves the alcoholic and abusive Aristides and moves with her children to São Paulo. Lula graduates as lathe operator and gets a formal job in the industry where he loses one finger in a press.
Director(s): Fábio Barreto, Marcelo Santiago (co-director)
Production: New Yorker Films
  4 wins & 6 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
130 min


Go back, wolf!



Push, push...

Hey, your name will be Luis lgnacio.


Jeez, Jeez mommy is strong,

strong woman...

Let's sit here,

we'll take a rest, come.

You are heavy, you know?

You are heavy, boy?!

Oh, mom, Ziza said...

that dad and Jaime

fell in the world.

What does fall in the world mean?

It means to go around.

Is it bad to fall in the world?

No, luis, it is not.

Wolfy, wolfy!


''Miss Lindu wants to let you know...

that your daughter...


Sebastiana completes today...

your friend...


Son, did you really read this from there,

ha, Jaime?

When you left to take Jaime...

you slept with Lindu, man?

Come, Jaime, write to Lindu.

Come on, Jaime, write to your mom.

Here it is nothing like

the people are saying.

We work a lot and earn few money.

Come on, Jaime!

Everything that we have is there

Don't sell anything.

''Sell eveything we have...

and come...

with all the children here.''

''Stay with all the kids there.

Don't walk away from our lands.''

''Come here with the kids...


Sell the house, the l-a-nd...

the ghots and the icons from the house.''

''Take care of the kids.''



Come, people!

The road of happiness...

Taking everyone to Sao Paulo,

Rio de Janeiro...

Everybody, that has

tickets for...

Look, this one,

this one is for the land.

And this one is already for

the things, the ghots, the animals...

Don't worry...

the tickets are included there.

Go in peace, go in peace.

You stay here, ok, i don't like

goodbyes. Stay here.

Let's go, people!

Those that bought a ticket for Rio

and for Sao Paulo...

jump fast in the truck.

Let's go.

-Ziza, take this.

-All of this is yours?

-It is. We can't take it?

-You can. Let's go. Go up.

Up, up.

Go there.

Put the backpack and the shoes here.

Go, my daughter, go, Marinete.

There is not enought space.

Shut up,

Sit down where there is space!

The trip didn't even start,

and you are already complaining.

Mom, the people are falling in the world,


Yes, they do.

Hold on to something, hold strong.

Let's go!

And Wolfy?

The wolf doesn't come?


God help us.

Woke up, my son?

I will give you a bit

of brown sugar.

Look at the bus, people!

(13 days and 13 nights after the departure)

I am very happy to be

here with you Sir.

Good morning.

It's so nice to hear this,

my son!

let's go. Let'so, Luis!

Go, kids. Take your things,

let's go...

we still have a lot ahead!

let's go.

Go! get up.

Luis, get up!



Yay... you got so big!

Mom, who is this?

Your father, Luis.

This is your father.

Who is this?

Sebastiana, lindu?

Yes, she is. Tiana, this one.


Where is my wolf?

My dog,

What did you do with my dog?

Don't worry, i will take care

of my mom.

I will come back by night.

Let's go, kids,

take the things.

Take it, Jaime!

Take it, Jaime!


We will be in trouble

if your father sees you in uniform.

Go to school, go! This is not

for you, no! Go, boy!

The boys will take this box.

The other one...

send it to

that new adress i gave you.

Thank you.

Uh, kids.

Go, go!

This way!

Here oranges, oranges!


Fresh oranges.

Do you want an orange?

Have some oranges!

Hey, lady, this is the sweetest

orange in the entire world!

I kept it specially for you.

Oh, this is so nice!

-Thank you.

-You're welcome.

Here oranges, oranges, oranges!

Thank you, come back any time.

Hey boy, come play with us,

don't you want?


Look! Look at your father.

Look at me!

You're not going to play any ball, no!

Go work!

Let's go. Go, go!

Go! Go! Go, evil boy!


No! No, no!

Aristides, don't do this, no!

I will get you, come here.

-No, no, no.

-Obey your father!

Aristides, don't do this, no!

-Go to your mother!

-Don't do this to the boy!

Where is my cachaca,

Where is my cachaca?

Are you ok? Come here.

Don't cry!

He is not crying, no.

No joking around, no,

he has to work.


Maria Fernanda...

What is this, Luis?

This is a girl. She started the trip with

us in the north, but she never finished it.

What did she die of?

I think of sadness.

Did you speak to her?

Only with the eyes.

And what did you talk about?

I wanted to tell her

not to be sad.

Because it was very bad to leave that place,

but it was better comming here.

But i didn't have time.

Professor, where is my bulletin?

Where do you live?

and 80 too for geography.

And, this, this is a ...

a good sign, right?

Is good, yes, Mrs Lindu.

Thank you.

The maximum grade is 100.

That't. It's good that it is good,


Missis Lindu, i did come until here

personaly to bring you the bulletin...

because... i wanted

to tell you...

that your son is a very

intelligent boy.

And... i know exactly

what You are talking about.

I wanted to collaborate

to ensure his future.

My intention...

Well, i could stay with him...

if you wanted,

if you let me...

I know that i can give him

a very good education.

But you are saying that...

Stay with him, what do you mean?

I could adopt him legally.

It is only a question of...

Look, mrs...

i am very pleased with the education

that You are giving...

to my son in your school.

I thank you from my heart

the praising, because...

it is a sign that he... he is

using the chance, right?

This is a happiness for me, but...

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