A look back at the lives of the irreverent group Dzi Croquettes from Rio de Janeiro, who made a mark on the Brazilian art scene in the ’70s. The band questioned the dictatorship through mockery and irony and defended the breaking down of social and sexual taboos. The group is remembered by interviews with artists and friends such as Liza Minnelli, Ron Lewis, Gilberto Gil, Nelson Motta, Marília Pêra, Ney Matogrosso, Betty Faria, José Possi Neto, Miéle, Jorge Fernando, César Camargo Mariano, Cláudia Raia, Miguel Falabella, Pedro Cardoso and Norma Bengell.—mostra.org
Not men, not women ... just people. Chronicle of the amazing performance troupe Dzi Croquettes is an informative and entertaining documentary looking back on these dance and sexual pioneers. One wishes better performance footage exsisted but glimpses we do get certainly make one wish they could have been there.
No solo supusieron un punto de inflexión en el teatro de variedades sino que, a la vez, nos enseñan una manera mucho más moderna y libre de prejuicios de entender la sensualidad y la sexualidad. Si no conocíaas nada de ellos, como era mi caso, esta es una muy buena manera de introducirse al tema
Amazing!!!! One of the best films I've seen!!!! Beautiful and very well done! It showcases to the world the importance of this group in changing Brazilian History and a whole society...The Dzi Croquettes challenged the brutal Dictatorship that gripped Brazil in the 70’s through humor… dressed as women although not behaving as such… they used Intelligence to fight the government! The director's personal attachment to the project, her father used to work in the technical staff, was endearing and touching… featuring interviews with Liza Minnelli, Gilberto Gil, Marília Pêra, Miguel Falabella, Cláudia Raia, Cesar Camargo Mariano, among many others important names in Brazilian culture...Dzi Croquettes is a Must!! Nor man nor woman, people!
“It’s the mind-blowing performance footage (and there’s lots of it) that makes this a must-see film.”