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Ana Beatriz Nogueira,
Rebecca has inherited her grandmother's Gothic mansion and brings both her best friend an her boyfriend for a weekend. While exploring the crypts they discover an old dusty book, which ... See full summary »
Mette Louise Holland,
Tomas Villum Jensen
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Paulo César Peréio,
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Katayun Amir Ebrahimi
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Literally in English, "Angels of the Night", this was an unforgettable experience when I saw it in 1987 during the Rio de Janeiro Film Festival. It is a dramatic comedy, in which a young woman who studies sociology is given access to the video archive of a rich widow and malandra ex model Malú Maneca (Zezé Motta), containing information about characters of the nights of São Paulo: gigolos, prostitutes, transvestites, pimps, a theater director, a film star of the past reduced to doing TV commercial spots, a homosexual publicist. It is considered one of the best examples of the so-called "cinema novo paulista" (new cinema of São Paulo), with a touch of "neon realism" that makes it very special, plus a beautiful musical number danced by the great Marília Pêra, and Guilherme Leme. It was the only motion picture directed by Barros, who died in the early 1990s.
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