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Limite (1931)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  October 1931 (UK)
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Three people sail aimlessly while remembering their past.

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Raul Schnoor ...
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Brutus Pedreira ...
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Edgar Brasil ...
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In a drifting small boat, two women and a man recalls their recent past. One of the woman escaped from the prison; the other one was desperate; and the man had lost his lover. They have no further strength or desire to live and have reached the limit of their existences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The scene of the prison escape is shown in parallel with an insert from The Adventurer (1917), with the title "Carlitos encrencou a zona", meaning: Charlie messed up his way out - where his head with the convict cap emerges just by the side of the prison guard. The sequence is shown as a film-in-the film, during a projection in a theatre with a piano player providing the accompaniment to Charles Chaplin's silent film. See more »

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Poetic and Impressive Exhibition of Pictures in Movement
1 May 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In a drifting small boat, two women and a man recall their recent past. One of the women escaped from the prison; the other one was desperate; and the man had lost his lover. They have no further strength or desire to live and have reached the limit of their existences. Why they are together in this boat it is not clearly explained (or understood by me).

"Limite" is a Brazilian piece of art. The storyline is very simple, but the images are amazing, being a poetic and impressive exhibition of pictures in movement. The rhythm is very slow paced and sometimes the viewer certainly will get tired, but it is worthwhile. Mário Peixoto was sixteen years old when he directed this film. The film had been vanished for more than forty years, and was retrieved and partially restored in the 70's by Saulo Pereira de Mello and Plínio Sussekind. One small part was completely lost, and there is one reel in a very bad condition. The soundtrack, with magnificent musics of Borodin, Cesar Frank, Debussy, Prokofieff, Ravel, Satie and Strawinsky fits perfectly to this movie. "Limite" follows European standards, and in accordance with a Brazilian Video Guide, in a previous exhibition in London for filmmakers, Sergei Eisenstein was the first one to recognize the geniuses of "Limite", followed by Vsevolod Poudovkine. I believe that watching this movie is basic for any movie lover or student. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Limite" ("Limit")

Obs.: On 12 November 2005 and 28 November 2007, I saw this magnificent movie again.


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