Theatrical release poster
Directed byTata Amaral
Written by
  • Jean-Claude Bernardet
  • Rubens Rewald
  • Felipe Sholl
Produced by
  • Caru Alves de Souza
  • Tata Amaral
  • Denise Fraga
  • João Baldasserini
  • Cláudia Assunção
  • Lorena Lobato
  • Pedro Abhull
  • César Troncoso
Music byLivio Trachtenberg
  • Tangerina Entretenimento
  • Primo Filmes
Distributed byH2O Films
Release dates
  • September 26, 2011 (2011-09-26) (Festival de Brasília)
  • April 19, 2013 (2013-04-19) (Brazil)
Running time
90 minutes

Hoje is a 2011 Brazilian drama film directed by Tata Amaral, based on the book "Prova Contrária", by Fernando Bonassi.[1] The film was the winner of the 44th Festival de Brasília in 2011.[2]

Starring Denise Fraga, the film tells the story of Vera, a woman who fought against the military dictatorship in Brazil and began to receive a compensation from the Government for the disappearance of her husband by Brazil's brutal military dictatorship, which arrested and tortured thousands and killed or "disappeared" many of its victims.[3][4]


Ex-political activist receives compensation from the Brazilian Government for the disappearance of her husband, victim of repression unleashed by the Brazilian military government dictatorship. With the money, she can buy the so dreamed apartment and free herself of the condition of suspension in which she lived for decades, when she was not even officially recognized as widow. When moving to the new home, she receives a visit that will change her life.[5]



  1. ^ Hoje : Curiosidades - AdoroCinema
  2. ^ ESTREIA-Denise Fraga vive ex-presa política no premiado drama Hoje | Cultura | Reuters
  3. ^ Huggins, Martha Knisely (2002). Violence workers: police torturers and murderers reconstruct Brazilian atrocities. University of California Press.
  4. ^ Denise Fraga vive drama pós-ditadura em “Hoje” - EXAME.com
  5. ^ "Hoje | Brasil nas Telas | ANCINE | AgĂŞncia Nacional do Cinema | MinistĂŠrio da Cultura | Governo Federal". Archived from the original on 2013-07-21. Retrieved 2013-04-27.