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Hunger for Love (1968)

Fome de Amor (original title)
| Drama | March 1973 (USA)
Alfredo, a former revolutionary who is blind, deaf and mute, and his hedonistic wife are visited in their seaside house by another couple, just arriving from New York: a frustrated pianist ... See full summary »
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Credited cast:
Arduíno Colassanti ...
Felipe
Manfredo Colassanti
Olga Danitch
Neville de Almeida ...
(as Neville Duarte)
Leila Diniz ...
Ulla
Paulo Porto ...
Alfredo
Márcia Rodrigues
Lia Rossi
Irene Stefânia ...
Mariana
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Alfredo, a former revolutionary who is blind, deaf and mute, and his hedonistic wife are visited in their seaside house by another couple, just arriving from New York: a frustrated pianist and her husband, an ex-waiter of dubious character. Relationships of hate, love and sex soon develop between them. They swap wives as a liberation gesture. Besides, the pianist gets a little paranoid, thinking his husband and her friend are trying to eliminate Alfredo and herself, to keep her money. Written by <lukejoplin@infolink.com.br>

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In the end, It Is All About Money
29 April 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In New York, the painter Felipe (Arduíno Colassanti) is a loser, who meets the upper class and aspirant revolutionary Mariana (Irene Stefânia) and convinces her to live with him in his own island in Angra dos Reis. Once there, she finds that the place indeed belongs to the blind, deaf and dumb former revolutionary Alfredo (Paulo Porto), who lives in the location with his wife Ulla (Leila Diniz). Sooner, Mariana finds that Felipe has an affair with Ulla, married her only to steal her wealthy and plans to kill Alfredo and her.

"Fome de Amor" is a metaphoric and allegoric dated movie, made in many levels in a period when Brazil and most of the Latin America was under military dictatorship and severe censorship. There are many symbols related to the characters, such as: Felipe represents the alienated middle class, without political aspiration, aiming to make money and ending like a jester. Mariana represents the bourgeois and intellectual class, defending the revolution out of time through the teaching of MaoTse-tung in English. The people are symbolized by the children in the harbor, waiving without any participation of the process. Alfredo is the revolutionary leader that ends like the three monkeys, and with the pockets full of money. The movie ends in Carnival and it was all about money. However, the story has a confused and hermetic screenplay, without development of the characters or the situations, and there are sequences impossible to be understood. For example, the death of Mariana and Alfredo are only the death wish of Felipe and Ulla, or is not chronologically presented? My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Fome de Amor"("Hunger for Love")


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