Esse Mundo e Meu | 1964

Sérgio Ricardo
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For his first feature film, Sérgio Ricardo again chose the favela as a setting, this time focusing on the struggles of two lower class workers: Toninho, played by Antônio Pitanga, and Pedro, played by himself. Building on the themes of Menino da Calça Branca, the characters of Esse Mundo É Meu deal with poverty, religion, abortion, and the fight for workers’ rights. All of it complemented by beautiful songs composed and sung by Sérgio Ricardo himself and exquisitely arranged by maestro Lindolpho Gaya. There’s again a lyrical aspect to the film, with a nod to Roberto Santos’ 1958 classic film O Grande Momento.