The film portrays the experience (and resistance) of the great Brazilian comedians during the military regime (1964-84). While humor consolidated its massive reach by surpassing radio and starring in a newly created national TV network, in the new popular cinema and even in print journalism with Pasquim. Names such as Chico Anysio, Millôr, Jô Soares, Golias, Jaguar, Dercy, Agildo Ribeiro and others became icons, trying to avoid jail and be political, while smiling and dribbling censorship.
Cláudio Manoel, Alvaro Campos, Alê Braga
Cláudio Manoel is a co-founder of the TV shows Casseta & Planeta and TV Pirata. He directed Simonal: No One Knows How Tough it Was (2009), best documentary at the Brazilian Cinema Award. Alvaro Campor writes for comic books, theater, TV and film, and won awards in Brazil, France, Belgium and Spain. He wrote and directed Altas expectativas (2017). Alê Braga, a director, screenwriter and comercial director, directed Mama Africa (2010).