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|Tanga (Deu no New York Times?)|
|Written by||Joffre Rodrigues, Henfil|
|Music by||Wagner Tiso|
The setting is Tanga, a small miserable island with an illiteracy rate of 99%. The country is headed by Herr Walkyria Von Mariemblau (Rubens Corrêa). Each day, a copy of The New York Times is delivered to the dictator, the only such copy available on the island. After he reads each day's newspaper, he incinerates it to prevent it from falling into the hands of communist guerrillas, who covet the newspaper, sharing his belief that "knowledge is power."[note 1]
- Rubens Corrêa as Herr Walkyria Von Mariemblau
- Elke Maravilha as Frau Regine de Regine
- Cristina Pereira as Liga da Mulher Ideal
- Henfil as Kubanin
- Flávio Migliaccio as Partido Comunista Tanganês
The cast also includes Chico Anysio, Ricardo Blat, Zózimo Bulbul, Haroldo Costa, Daniel Filho, Jaguar, Ken Kaneko, Procópio Mariano, Hélio Pellegrino, Alan Riding, Joffre Rodrigues, and Fausto Wolff.
- Golden Sun for Best Film (Sol de Ouro de Melhor filme pelo Júri Popular) at the Rio Cine Festival
- "FILMOGRAFIA - Tanga (Deu no New York Times?)". Cinemateca Brasileira. Retrieved 2014-11-18.
- "Lighting the fuse". The Economist. 18 November 2014. Retrieved 2014-11-18.
When I was a correspondent for The Economist in Brazil, people still occasionally used the phrase "deu no New York Times" (it was in the New York Times) to mean that something was undoubtedly true.
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