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Boca (1994)

 -  Drama | Mystery  -  16 May 1995 (USA)
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A photo-journalist goes to Brazil to investigate a savage crime boss. She becomes infatuated with the story.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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J.J.
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Reb
Tarcísio Meira ...
Boca
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Jesse James Montgomery
Carlos Eduardo Dolabella ...
Fonseca (as Carlos Dolabella)
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Quintella
Denise Milfont ...
Moema
Patrick de Oliveira ...
Tomaz
Nelson Xavier ...
Father Silva
Ruth de Souza ...
Mrs. Esteban
Anselmo Vasconcelos ...
Sergeant Trebe
Luma de Oliveira ...
Celeste
Maria Padilha ...
Maria Luiza
Betty Gofman ...
College Friend
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College Friend
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A photo-journalist goes to Brazil to investigate a savage crime boss. She becomes infatuated with the story.

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Boca: We are all whores, because everyone has a price.
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A Winner!
21 March 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Why is this film not available? It is a stunning depiction ripped right out of the contemporary news headlines of the time. This film showcases the talent and beauty of Rae Dawn Chong, clearly one of the more underrated actresses in film. Powerful, gritty, erotic, troubling, insightful. We are used to the glamorous view of Brazil however in Boca one is faced with the dark side, hidden from most tourists. There are tremendously moving and powerful performances in this film and the lead as Boca is simply amazing. At times I felt that this man had lived through the nightmare world so stunningly portrayed, and yet of course he is an actor. That is the mark of a grand performance and there are more than a few in this film. Actors and actresses unknown to me prior to this movie move in and out dazzling as they do. Zalman King made a gem and it is almost unknown, that is a pity.


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