Rodrigo Santoro proves his versatility with 'The Translator - 1989'

Scene from Rodrigo and Sebastián Barriuso's 'The Translator' (also known as '1989')

The actor plays a Cuban teacher who is told to work as a translator for Chernobyl victims

Rodrigo Santoro's versatility has been repeatedly proven in Brazilian films - from the transvestite of 'Carandiru' to the teenager in 'Bicho de Sete Cabeças - Brainstorm'. But his participation in international blockbusters did not give him much of a chance for a broader spectrum of characters.

At the age of 43, Santoro is regaining some versatility, as shown in 'The Translator' (also known as '1989'), which has him in the role of a tormented, introspective intellectual.

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