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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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