The Man Who Copied

Synopsis: André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes she works in a clothing shop. He works in a xerox place and makes a copy of a brand new 50 real bill in order to buy a dress from her store. This becomes a vice and he begins to photocopy more and more money, until it gets out of control. However, things begin to go wrong when he decides that photocopying is not the only way to make money...
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director(s): Jorge Furtado
Production: TLA Releasing
  18 wins & 12 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
124 min

How much is it so far?

$8 and 25 cents.


- How much?

- $11.30.

- How much is the meat?

- $ 3.05.

I'll leave it.

I only have $11.50.

But it's $ 11.30.

But I need to get matches.

How much are the matches?

$ 1.20.

I don't have enough.

Sorry, but I need the matches.

- I've already rung up the meat.

- Can you take the detergent out?

I've rung up the detergent too.

- I need to get the matches.

- What do I do?

And... I need...

- What was it?

- I will have to open it.

- What's the matter?

- I didn't know the meat...

- was so expensive.

- How much do you have?

I have $ 11.50.

But it's only $ 11.30.

But I need to get the matches and

they're not in there yet.

- How much are the matches?

- $1.20.

What are you leaving out?

How much is the detergent?

$ 1.15.

And the sponge?

It's 40 cents.


Ok, you can leave the meat out.

$ .45.

I dropped my coin there.

- Here.

- Thanks.


My name is Andr.

It was my father's name.

It was he who chose mine.

My mom called me Zinho. But my

father always called me Andr.

Later he gave up and started

calling me Zinho too.

I live in Porto Alegre,

I live on this street,

Presidente Roosevelt Ave.

Roosevelt was a president

of the U.S.

He was married to his cousin.

He invented

the Roosevelt Doctrine.

But I had no time

to read about that.

I don't know what a doctrine is,

I think it's a bunch of rules.

It sounds like an old lady's name.

Granny Doctrine.

From my bedroom window

I see a club, the Gondoliers.

There's a gondola on its roof.

I don't know if there ever were

gondolas here.

I work in this shop.

I'm a photocopier operator.

When the machineJams

you remove the paper.

And throw away the copy.

Usually you only have to press

these two buttons: Start, stop.

I should stop or the Blob will

catch me through his mirror.

He says the mirror

is for our safety.

The Blob thinks I'm a sucker.

Considering what he pays me,

I guess he's right.

The Blob's name is Mr. Gomide.

Mrs. Blob is called Maria.

She comes to the shop to

look at magazines and get money.

Little Blob's name is Rodrigo.

Or Diogo.

They call him Guigo.

He likes the light

in the paper cabinet.


This is important too.

- Leave him, Andr!

- The paper must be very dry.

Or it gets stuck together,

Mrs. Gomide.

Get the boy out of here, Maria.

Come Guigo, don't touch that!

Good, Mrs. Blob, off you go.

- I'm going.

- Bye, little blob.

When the paper runs out,

you open the drawer...

and put in the paper.

First you loosen the paper.

Hold, fold, loosen.

Once more.

Then you put the paper here

and close the drawer.

Then you choose

lighter or darker.

It's best to leave it

in the center.

Right, Blob.

In the center.

You tell her how many copies.

You put the original here.

If it's a book, you hold it.

When you press this button you are

Go ahead, baby.

And off she goes.

This light is the best part.

OK. Now you know all

you need to know to do what I do.

Photocopier operator.

Big shit.

That's what I tell girls if they

ask me. Only if they ask me.

- So what do you do?

- Me?

I'm a photocopier operator.

What's that?

I operate a photocopying machine.

Like... Xerox?

Yes, but it's another brand.

You make photocopies in a firm?

No, no. In a shop.


Very cool. Start, stop, the paper

with the light, the drawer...

button in the center, how many

copies, and go ahead, baby.

How many brain cells

do you need to do this?

It sucks.

It's for the money.

I work with illustrations.

I've sent some material

to a magazine.

"Material". I don't think

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Jorge Furtado

Jorge Furtado (born June 9, 1959) is a Brazilian film writer and director. His most recognized pictures is the short film Isle of Flowers from 1989. more…

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