The Violin Teacher

Synopsis: The movie tells the story of Laerte (Lázaro Ramos), a talented violinist who after failing to be admitted into the OSESP Orchestra is forced to give music classes to teenagers in a public school at Heliopolis. His path is full of difficulties, but the transforming power of music and the friendship arising between the teacher and the students open the door into a new world
Genre: Drama, Music
Director(s): Sérgio Machado
  1 win & 5 nominations.
102 min

Good morning to all.

Welcome to Sala S510 Paulo.

Our examining board had plenty

of work to get to the final ten.

The candidates this year

were exceptionally good.

Thank you one more time

and good luck.

Mr. Ernesto Lubansky.

Mr. Laerte dos Santos.

Candidate 9 is onstage.


Hi, Dad.

Hi, kid. Are you OK?

What's the matter?

Everything is fine, Dad.

- What a fr/Qght. I thought...

- You thought I'd miss it?

You scared me to death.

They had a problem there,

they had to put it off.

- Have you got a date yet?

- Not yet.

Have you received the package

from your mum?

Yes, I got the DVDs.

Tell her I'll send some money

as soon as I can.

- Gilda is sending you her love.

- Likewise.

- Bye.

- Bye.

Give it up to him:

Amaralina's Mozart,



Near the opera house

where you'll play,

there's a very nice museum

of musical instruments.

- It's worth visiting.

- Wonderful.

And in Leipzig

there's the Thomaskirche,

the church where Bach

worked most of his life.

Sorry to interrupt your guided tour,

but I'd just like to remind you

we came here to rehearse.

Let's do it.

Please, Ludmila! That's the third time

you've missed your cue.

- We're rehearsing, aren't we, Laerte?

- Yes, but you're way too distracted.

Calm down, Laerte.

- We've practised all day.

- Yeah, OK.

- We're tired!

- You're the only ones, huh?

Everybody is tired,

but only you are stressed out.

Let's get it right at least once?

Laerte, frustration is something

to be dealt with in therapy.

The thing is you haven't

been able to play properly

ever since you got your implants.

It's difficult to rest the violin!

Hey, take it easy, Laerte!

I'm sorry, guys. I'm done.

Lud, wait.

Ludmila isn't coming back, man.

Very unlikely.

What can I do?

Calm down.

How will you get by?

Remember Marcinha Feitosa,

Felipe Guerra's girlfriend?

Yes, yes.

She told me of a project

in the slums.

Teaching music to kids.

It's related to an NGO.

I can't do it because of OSESP.

- The money isn't great, but...

- I'm fine, man.

I'll get by.

- Are you sure?

- Yes, I am.

Do you want to have a beer?

- No...

- Just one.

Another time, man. I'm off.



When something comes up,

let me know.

- What's up?

- How are you?

- I'm sorry to bother you, sir.

- That's OK.

The manager's been pressuring me

to give you the drafts

for your late condo fees.

I know, it's just that

I've been really busy.

Tell the manager

I'll solve that, OK?

I need to leave these...

I need to leave these with you.

Otherwise, he'll be angry at me.

- Thank you.

- Thanks. See you.

- Is the lesson going to be here?

- Yes.

I'll open it for you.

We've had two other teachers,

but they had to quit.

But the kids have made

a lot of progress.

Class! Class, please!

This is Laerte, your new teacher.

Haven't I told you not to leave

instruments on the floor?

Shall we play something

to welcome Laerte?

Shall we?


The Allegro!

Always The Allegro.

Only because of his solo...

One, two, three, four.

We have to start from scratch,

don't we?

A lot of posture issues,

they can't even sit properly.

I can only sit with my arse.

Is there another way?

And they don't know the basics.

Put your viola

on your left shoulder.

No, your other left shoulder.

You're fucking stupid, mate.

Watch your classmate.

Show him.

You're gonna mock me now,

Obama Junior?

Guys, come on!

Show some respect!

Let's take it from the top, OK?

Once more.

Play it like you mean it.

Three, four.

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Maria Adelaide Amaral

Maria Adelaide Amaral (born 1 July 1942, in Alfena) is a Portuguese Brazilian playwright, screenwriter, and novelist. A good deal of her plays concern disaffected urban professionals. She has been classed as among the two major women playwrights of Brazil, the other being Leilah Assunção.In 1994, Maria Adelaide Amaral biographed the Brazilian comedian Dercy Gonçalves. The book was titled Dercy de Cabo a Rabo. In 2012, Amaral adapted this book into the miniseries Dercy de Verdade.Despite her work as writer, she is perhaps best known to the public as an author of telenovelas, including the 2010 remake of Ti Ti Ti. more…

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