The Brazilian heist comedy premiered at the SXSW Film Festival this month where it won the Audience Award in the Vision section. Repped by Picture Tree International, “Jules and Dolores” (original title “O Roubo da Taça”) follows the thieves behind the 1983 theft of the legendary Jules Rimet trophy in Rio de Janeiro, which was given to the country for winning The World Cup.
In an attempt to pay off his gambling debt and pacify his flamboyant girlfriend Dolores, fun-loving Peralta and his happy-go-lucky buddy Borracha decide to steal a golden replica of the legendary Jules Rimet soccer World Cup trophy. What they don’t realize is that what they stole is the actual trophy, and not a replica, putting the entire country on the alert.
Directed by Caito Ortiz, the film, described as a comedy-drama, was picked up last fall by Picture Tree for international distribution. Netflix will be releasing it in Central and Latin America.
It stars Paulo Tiefenthaler, Taís Araújo, Danilo Grangheia, Milhem Cortaz, and Fabio Marcoff.
Prodigo Films are producers.
No USA pick-up as of the time of this posting.
Below is a trailer: