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In Vanda's Room (2000)

No Quarto da Vanda (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 2 March 2001 (Portugal)
The film follows the daily life of Vanda Duarte, a heroin addict in Lisbon, and the community she lives in.

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The film follows the daily life of Vanda Duarte, a heroin addict in Lisbon, and the community she lives in.

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People on Drugs? Well, there's a bit more to it than that!
25 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I would love to say, like I read on this very site yesterday, before watching the film, that this is 'the best drug abuse film' but it really is not.

I don't want to come across as if I am saying this is lighthearted or lessen the impact of it in any way. It Is a harrowing study of some pretty messed up people. A woman who is immersed in drug-taking and nothing else in life. The people around her, everyone with the same story or problem, they ALL take drugs. It's sad to see.

Somewhere, behind those eyes you can see a pretty woman who must have had dreams once, her sister too...they are beautiful women gone sick and twisted.

I do agree that this film should be shown everywhere though, this is what drugs do to you! Or perhaps that should say, this is -what society that doesn't care does to you?!

Watch this. You will never see another film like it and for better or worse, you need to know it exists.


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