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Living On a Razor's Edge

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Broadcast on 6 April 15:00 - 16:50 | Grand Auditorium Louis Lumière
Betinho: No Fio da Navalha
Brazil - 2023
José Junior

Season 1 - 8 x 45 minutes | International Premiere
In Portuguese, subtitled in French and English
Episodes 1 & 2

In presence of the showrunner José Junior, screenwriter Alex Medeiros, main director Andre Felipe Binder, director and actor Júlio Andrade and actress Elen Clarice.


After eight years of a political exile imposed by the Brazilian military dictatorship, sociologist Herbert de Souza returns to his homeland. Alongside democracy activists, he faces the arrival of AIDS and puts the devastating impact of hunger under the spotlight. Overcoming his fragile health and personal tragedy, he creates the largest social awareness campaign in Brazilian history.


Note from the artistic direction

First Brazilian show selected at CANNESERIES, Living On a Razor's Edge is more than a classic biopic as it very delicately and with a meticulous directing, paints the portrait of a key political figure of Brazilian history: Herbert de Souza, also known as Betinho, a communist activist hunted down by the military dictatorship during the 60’s and 70’s and forced to go into exile. You can’t miss its notable and immersive soundtrack as well as the masterful performance by its leading actor Júlio Andrade.

Technical Sheet

Credits: © Loiro Cunha

Original Title
Betinho: No Fio da Navalha

Written by

Alex Medeiros, Armando Praça, George Walker, José Júnior, Manaíra Carneiro, Rafaela Camello, Sérgio Machado

Directed by

Andre Felipe Binder, Júlio Andrade

Pedro Sotero

Carlos Eduardo Kerr

Plinio Profeta

lio Andrade, Julia Shimura, Humberto Carrão, Ravel Andrade, Leandra Leal, Andréia Horta, Michel Gomes, Filipe Bragança, Luiz Bertazzo, Walderez de Barros, Silvia Buarque, Mouhamed Harfouch, Elá Marinho, Antônio Haddad

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