A deftly satirical masterpiece about a man and a country caught in a violent clash between sanity and madness
Policarpo Quaresma--fastidious civil servant, dedicated patriot, self-styled visionary--is a defender of all things Brazilian, full of schemes to improve his beloved homeland. Yet somehow each of his ventures results in ridicule and disaster. Quixotic and hapless, Quaresma's dreams will eventually be his undoing.
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