MONICA AND FRIENDS – BONDS
Turma da Mônica – Laços
Colorful adventure based on a Brazilian cult comic
Brazil 2019. Director: Daniel Rezende. Screenplay: Thiago Dottori. 97 Min. Fiction. Portuguese Original with English subtitles, with German voice-over (online optionally). Released for audiences from 6 years of age. Recommended for audiences from 7 years of age.
When Jimmy Five’s dog, Fluffy, disappears together with Monica, Maggy, and Smudge, he sets out to find him. The gang soon finds out that a dog catcher is up to no good in an idyllic neighborhood and Fluffy has been kidnapped. In order to free Fluffy, the children have to pass all sorts of adventures. The funny, fast-paced, brightly-colored film adaptation of the cult comic from Brazil tells the story of four children who, despite their fears, rise above themselves and realize the importance of sticking together. (HA)
Daniel Rezende (*1969, São Paulo) is a Brazilian film editor and director. He became known for his BAFTA-awarded film editing in CITY OF GOD (2002), for which he also received an Oscar® nomination. His feature film debut BINGO: THE KING OF THE MORNINGS was the Brazilian candidate for the Foreign Oscar®. As a director, he has shot television series for Record TV, HBO and Netflix, most recently the show NOBODY IS LOOKING.
2019 MONICA AND FRIENDS – BONDS | 2019 NOBODY IS LOOKING (TV series, 4 episodes) | 2017 BINGO: THE KING OF THE MORNING | 2017 O HOMEM DA SUA VIDA (TV series)