Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce ... See full summary »
Luiz Fernando Carvalho
Juliana Carneiro da Cunha
Karlos tries to manipulate his doctor to inject a lethal shot of morphine on him. Raquel refuses because her principle is to save lives. Such disagreement generates attitudes and then ... See full summary »
A policewoman goes undercover as a model for an erotic magazine to help catch a serial killer who is preying on erotic models and strippers. FMV game Blue Heat: The Case of the Cover Girl Murders (1997) is based on the movie.
Gripping film about racism mixed up with anti-semitism in Brazil
THE AVOCADO SEED (Um Sonho no Caroco do Abacate) is a Brazilian film with appearances by, not starring, Elliott Gould and Talia Shire, as some sources state. It stars Thais Araujo (recently named Best Actress at the 1999 Brazilian Film Festival, competing with Marilia Pera and Ferananda Montenegro, among others) as the female lead. Thais' character, a young black girl, and a Jewish boy eventually fall in love. Thais' brother and the Jewish boy are the only two minority students at a good Brazilian school. The young characters are all young Brazilians themselves, the Jewish Brazilian (born of Eastern European immigrants: enter Gould and Shire) technically less so, but nevertheless comparatively superior as "white." The relationship between this bi-racial trio of clashing religions to boot, and the consequences at school and in Brazilian society form the plot for this interesting drama.
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