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This edition: Cinema, Aspirins, and Vultures

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(2005/Brazil, 99 min., color, drama, in Portuguese and German with English subtitles) Dir.: Marcelo Gomes. Cast: Peter Ketnath, Joao Miguel, Veronica Cavalcanti. In August 1942 in Northeastern Brazil, a German aspirin salesman named Johann meets up with a Brazilian drifter named Ranulpho and the two become friends. Johann passes along some of his job skills to Ranulpho, but when they hear on the radio that Brazil has joined the war against Germany, Johann faces a series of dilemmas. Discussion guest: Charles Martin, Queens College.