Man meets woman, and invites her home. The two start an intense relationship in order to shield themselves from loneliness.

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Vera Abelha
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Maria Lúcia Dahl
Vera Fischer ...
Barbara Bergman
Markus Konká
Tarcísio Meira ...
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Paulo César Peréio ...
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Guará Rodrigues
Sandro Solviatti
Flávio São Thiago
Maria Sílvia
Marcus Vinícius
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Man meets woman, and invites her home. The two start an intense relationship in order to shield themselves from loneliness.

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In addition to being called Maria, Sonia Braga's character was also called 'Monica' at the beginning of the film. It becomes important in the later denouement of the story. See more »

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A wonderful little film from Brazil…
21 September 2008 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

The acting, especially by Sonia Braga, is outstanding… The film is quite sensual, revealing, comic, even at times tragic... A warm, friendly film that takes its time developing its view of the erotic attraction between the sexes…

The story is quite simple, transparent even... A member of the Brazilian upper-class has a bra factory that just went bankrupt and a beautiful blonde wife that just left him… He revels in self-pity in his expensive penthouse apartment… He finally goes out, gets drunk, and ends up in the middle of a lover's angry dispute… He asks the woman in the altercation to come up to his place, and surprisingly she accepts… She pretends to be a whore, and a comic repartee comes as a result, ending in a impudent erotic affair…

For a mainstream film, the sexual encounters are quite graphic, but do not dwell… Instead, the scenes are shot from a distance, rapidly and teasingly, with numerous close-ups of the lovers' faces twisting in ecstasy…

The cinematography is appealing, colorful, and contains a lot of black space for effect… It creates a world filled with shadows and only an occasional bright spot… The bedroom is bathed in golden light…


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