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Want to know what drink, drugs and death mean in Brazil…you’ll want to check out this week’s DVD/Blu-ray release of The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell.
One morning, Quincas Wateryell (Paulo Jose) doesn’t wake up after another night of partying in sleazy bars and brothels. When the news reaches the family he despised, his funeral looks like another humiliation for his daughter Vanda when all of Bahia’s high society wants to honour the man she claims left to marry an Italian heiress. But first, with her husband and uncle, Vanda must watch over the corpse in Quincas’ squalid hotel room, where his four best drinking buddies gather to give him the send-off he deserves. When the family members are asleep, they sneak Quincas out for one last phenomenal party. With Vanda and the police on their tale, Quincas and his buddies’ offbeat rampage provokes chaos and unforeseen consequences… »
- Stuart Cummins
The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell , 2010.
Directed by Sérgio Machado.
Friends of the recently deceased Quincas take his body on one final tour of his favourite spots around Bahia in Brazil.
We get superhero reboots and bombastic blockbusters every summer. But is that what the public really want to see? Wouldn’t they rather watch a Brazilian version of The Hangover?
Sorry to disappoint fans of The Hangover but I’m not talking about the third instalment of the franchise set in Rio or Sao Paulo. The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell is actually far superior and extremely different to the gross out antics of Bradley Cooper and co. Despite the promise of a “wild time” on the production notes and lots of mad rushing around the seedier side of an exotic city, The Two Deaths of Quincas Wateryell is a »
2 items from 2011
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