In the 70's, the fifteen years old whore Iracema meets the truck driver Sebastião, a.k.a. "Tião Brazil Grande", and travels with him along the Amazon Forest through Transamazônica, the longest Brazilian highway recently built by the military government to bring development to the area settling landless peasants. When Tião drops her on the road, Iracema is submitted to the most decadent types of prostitution to survive. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Did You Know?
In a scene where Iracema is serving food to a couple of truck drivers, she suddenly starts to cry. In the "Making Of" of the Brazillian DVD release of the film, actress Edna de Cássia stated that she was crying because she didn't want to serve food to Indians and because she didn't want to be considered a Native Brazilian herself. See more
"Você é doida demais"
by Lindomar Castilho See more