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The Margin (1967)

A Margem (original title)
| Drama, Romance
About people who live by the margins or Rio Tietê, in São Paulo, Brazil.
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Mário Benvenutti
Valeria Vidal
Bentinho
Lucy Rangel
Tele Kare
Paulo Ramos
Ana F. Mendonça
Paulo Gaeta
Nelson Gaspari
Virgilio Sampaio
Dantas Filho
Luiz Alberto
Luciano Pessoa
José Licneraki
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At the riverside of Rio Tiete, in São Paulo, prostitutes, a pimp, a retarded man, a handicap, people in the margin of the society live their ordinary hopeless lives without any expectation and waiting to die and join themselves in the boat of hell. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Timeless, Pointless, Weird and Boring
13 May 2006 | by See all my reviews

At the riverside of Rio Tiete, in São Paulo, prostitutes, a pimp, a retarded man, a handicap, people in the margin of the society live their hopeless lives waiting for the boat of hell.

Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias was a Brazilian director with a humble origin and great identification with the excluded of the society. His debut behind the camera was with this movie, worshiped by students and professionals of cinema due to the unique cinematographic aesthetic. This film was produced in a period of the wave of the Brazilian "Cinema Novo", and Candeias made a revolutionary timeless story without chronology, full of ellipsis, very few dialogs and bizarre characters and situations, as a form of art and not political instrument. Although being original, I personally found "A Margem" pointless, weird and boring. My vote is three.

Title (Brazil): "A Margem" ("The Margin")


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