Bingo: The King of the Mornings

Bingo: The King of the Mornings
  • 2017
  • Brazil
  • 1h 54min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Daniel Rezende
  • Cast: Vladimir Brichta, Leandra Leal,
  • Language: Portuguese / English
  • UK release: 15 December 2017

Augusto (Brichta) is an actor who goes from porn and bit parts to playing the titular morning show TV clown, where his improvisational, transgressive approach horrifies his solemn director (Leal) but gets results. It’s fascinating and rings true (inspired by a true story), but Augusto is an obnoxious, charmless ass whose hasty redemption is unconvincing.

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Bingo: The King of the Mornings

11 Dec 20173 stars

Brazilian drama made and performed with vigour but whose sympathetic skew leaves a sour taste

The Oscar-nominated, BAFTA-winning editor Daniel Rezende (City of God) makes his directorial debut with a semi-biographical, 80s-set film that documents the rise and fall of a Brazilian kids' TV presenter in an explosion of colour, irreverence and…

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