Short stories revolving around a bar and a hotel in Recife, unveil a mosaic of exotic characters living in the Brazilian underground: a butcher married with an evangelical woman, a ... See full summary »
Rat Fever is the alcohol-drenched story of an unrequited love. The poet Zizo, a pure-bred anarchist, is lost as soon as he meets the sober Eneida. She doesn't mind being his muse, but she ... See full summary »
In 2002, 12-year-old Maria, living in dire poverty with her family, is sold by her fisherman father to prostitute recruiter Seu Tadeu, who takes her to a low-class brothel in the Amazon ... See full summary »
A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.
A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place... See full summary »
Baile Perfumado (Perfumed Ball) is a wonderful experimentation on cinema language, the way it works with the colors, the narrative and the mitology of one of the most interesting name in the brazilian history; it shows the creative that is miss in the arts of nowadays, and that was the essence of brazilian cinema. Baile Perfumado is the hope of a new stile of cinema in Brazil, of course there are order goods films made here in this decade, like Central do Brazil (Central Station), but nome of them shows the creation power of Baile Perfumado, the innovation that resembles us to the films of Glauber, Nelson Perreira, and other names of Cinema Novo.
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