Based on a true story “Bingo – The King of the Mornings” is a film about the man behind the mask. Augusto is an artist looking for his place under the spotlight, following the footsteps of his mother, a stage artist in the 50’s. Restless in his search for applause, he finds a chance to conquer the crowds when he becomes “BINGO”, a TV host clown from one of the audience leader’s TV shows for children in the 80’s. With makeup on, Augusto becomes an absolute success. But a clause on his contract forbids him to reveal his identity; an anonymous celebrity. Augusto turns into a clown who brings happiness to children across the country, but not to his own son, Gabriel, who sees his own father, idol and partner, distance himself while searching for fame. Filled with irony and humor, with the exaggerated pop look of the backstage universe of the 80’s Brazilian television, we tell the incredible and surreal story of a man that whilst looking for his artistic value, finds his personal decay.
GULLANE in coproduction with WARNER BROS. PICTURES and in association with EMPYREAN present VLADIMIR BRICHTA in BINGO – THE KING OF THE MORNINGS directed by DANIEL REZENDE written by LUIZ BOLOGNESI with LEANDRA LEAL, CAUÃ MARTINS, AUGUSTO MADEIRA, TAINÁ MÜLLER, FERNANDO SAMPAIO, RAUL BARRETO and DOMINGOS MONTAGNER guest starring ANA LUCIA TORRE and PEDRO BIAL guest starring EMANUELLE ARAÚJO director of photography LULA CARVALHO production designer CASSIO AMARANTE editor MÁRCIO HASHIMOTO composer original BETO VILLARES casting director LUCIANO BALDAN costume designer VERÔNICA JULIAN make up ANNA VAN STEEN sound JORGE REZENDE sound mixing supervisor ALESSANDRO LAROCA, EDUARDO VIRMOND LIMA and ARMANDO TORRES JR, ABC assistant director LUCIANA BAPTISTA post production coordinator PATRÍCIA NELLY Production Manager RENATA ARTIGAS executive producer SONIA HAMBURGER international coordinator MANUELA MANDLER marketing coordinator DANNIELLE ALARCÓN executive producer ANA SAITO, GABRIELA TOCCHIO and CLAUDIA BÜSCHEL produced by CAIO GULLANE, DAN KABLIN and FABIANO GULLANE