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9 times Hollywood showed it knows nothing about Brazil

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While the world slowly becomes aware of what happens in Brazil, many foreigners still only know our country through the many clichés created by pop culture. Stereotypical Brazil is hypersexualized, with people playing football and listening to samba, surrounded by thick jungle and avoiding monkeys and snakes. Oh, and someone probably has a gun. It is no surprise that when Brazil appears in a Hollywood movie, Brazilians brace themselves for the worst.

Here is a list of some of the worst takes on Brazil in film. Oh, and we’re not including that famous Simpsons episode, which we actually found...

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