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39 Ratings


Directed by Sandra Kogut
Brazil, France, 2007


The word Mutum either refers to a kind of tropical bird that sings at night; it can also mean ‘mute’. Mutum is also the name of a small town in Brazil’s semi-arid hinterland where 10-year-old Thiago is growing up. He lives with his family; the strange universe of grown-ups never ceases to amaze him.

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Mutum Directed by Sandra Kogut

Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

2007 | Directors' Fortnight

Berlin International Film Festival

2008 | Special Mention: Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk

International Film Festival Rotterdam

2008 | Winner: Dioraphte Award

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