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Inês de Medeiros,
Isaach De Bankolé,
Vicente, seventeen, lives with brother Nino, ten-years-old, and his ailing father in a derelict house on the outskirts of the capital. They don't seem to remember their mother, and are very... See full summary »
Inês de Medeiros
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Manoel de Oliveira
Cécile Sanz de Alba,
Luís Miguel Cintra
People on Drugs? Well, there's a bit more to it than that!
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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