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Anjos do Arrabalde (1987)

The lives of three teachers in the outskirts of São Paulo, their love lives, their interaction with the poor surroundings, their family problems.

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Dália
Clarisse Abujamra ...
Rosa
Irene Stefânia ...
Carmo
Vanessa Alves ...
Aninha
Ênio Gonçalves ...
Henrique
Emílio Di Biasi ...
Carmona
Ricardo Blat ...
Afonso
Carlos Koppa ...
Gaúcho
Chica Burza
Kiko Guerra ...
Nivaldo
Cilas Gregório ...
João
Elaine Marcondes ...
Valéria
José de Abreu ...
Soares
Nicole Puzzi ...
Fernanda
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Carmo's Daughter
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In the outskirts of São Paulo, the former teacher Carmo was forced to quit teaching by her chauvinist husband and lawyer, Henrique, and misses her students and colleagues from the public school. Rosa, a former teacher, has a love affair with Soares and feels uncomfortable with the situation. Dália, also a teacher, supports her brother, Affonso, an addict who lives with her. Affonso has an affair with Carmona, a journalist, after leaving her lover Fernanda. When Aninha is raped by Nivaldo, her partner João beats her. Henrique takes her to his home under custody and she helps Carmo with the housekeeping. All these lives entwine in tragedies and are affected by their ultimate decisions. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Lives of Three Teachers in the Outskirts of São Paulo
14 August 2010 | by See all my reviews

In the outskirts of São Paulo, the former teacher Carmo (Irene Stefânia) was forced to quit teaching by her chauvinist husband, the lawyer Henrique (Ênio Gonçalves), and misses her students and colleagues of the public school. The teacher Rosa (Clarisse Abujamra) has a love affair with Soares (José de Abreu) and feels uncomfortable with the situation. The teacher Dália (Betty Farias) supports her addicted brother Affonso (Ricardo Blat) that lives with her and has a recent affair with the journalist Carmona (Emílio Di Biasi) after leaving her lover Fernanda (Nicole Puzzi). When the manicure Aninha (Vanessa Alves) is raped by the scum Nivaldo (Kiko Guerra), her partner João (Cilas Gregório) beats her and later she stabs him. Henrique brings her to his home under custody and she helps Carmo in the housekeeping. Along the days, their lives entwine in tragedies and are affected by their ultimate decisions.

"Anjos do Arrabalde" is a dramatic and realistic story about the everyday lives of three teachers in the outskirts of São Paulo in an environment of violence. The characters are human and well developed through great performances and tight direction of Carlos Reichenbach. "Anjos do Arrabalde" was awarded in 1987 with a Golden Kikitos in the categories Best Film, Best Actress (Betty Farias) and Best Supporting Actress (Vanessa Alves). My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Anjos do Arrabalde" ("Angels of the Outskirts")


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