Lula, The Son of Brazil (Portuguese: Lula, o Filho do Brasil; Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈlulɐ u ˈfiʎu du bɾaˈziw]) is a 2009 biographical Brazilian drama film based on the early life of former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva. Directed by Academy Award-nominated director Fábio Barreto, the film was released on January 1, 2010. Upon its release, Lula, the son of Brazil was the most expensive Brazilian film ever, with a budget of over 17 million reais, being later surpassed by Nosso Lar. On September 23, 2010, the film was unanimously chosen by a Ministry of Culture commission as Brazil's submission to the 83rd Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
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