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Engraçadinha (1981)

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Engraçadinha is a sexy teenager, with whom every man wants to get involved, except her cousin Sílvio, the only man she loves. On Sílvio's engagement day, she seduces him at the party and ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Lucélia Santos ...
Engraçadinha
...
Arnaldo
Luiz Fernando Guimarães ...
Sílvio
Wilson Grey ...
Odorico
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Priest
Daniel Dantas ...
Zózimo
Nina de Pádua ...
Letícia
Nelson Dantas ...
Dr. Pergamini
Cláudio Corrêa e Castro ...
Orator at the Funeral
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leonides Barbosa
Henriqueta Bortolotti ...
Mother of Letícia
Florêncio Fenochio ...
Friend of Odorico
Sônia Figueiredo ...
Nurse
Eva Garbon ...
Tia Zezé
Francisco Lima ...
Second Friend of Odorico
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Engraçadinha is a sexy teenager, with whom every man wants to get involved, except her cousin Sílvio, the only man she loves. On Sílvio's engagement day, she seduces him at the party and becomes pregnant. But her father, Dr. Arnaldo, tells her a horrible secret, saying that her child cannot be born. A tragedy ensues. Written by <lukejoplin@infolink.com.br>

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Watch the film, read the novel
14 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

I first watched Engraçadinha when I was an ignorant teenager. Even then, I liked what I saw. A few years later, I've come to understand it better and appreciate the tragicomic Beauty of this film.

Lucélia Santos (a popular actress in Brazil, who acts in the Theater, starred in successful films and worldwide famous soap operas in the eighties and also directs) plays the seductive, lolita-type girl, who becomes the object of desire of her cousin Sílvio. They become lovers.

Letícia, who secretly lusts after her is engaged to Sílvio, and Engraçadinha gets herself into trouble when she tells him she is pregnant with his child and her father reveals the dirty secret he's been hiding all those years.

Great performances by Lucélia, Luiz Fernando Guimarães, José Lewgoy, Nina de Pádua and Daniel Dantas, in this effective silver screen adaptation of Nelson Rodrigues' masterpiece "Asfalto selvagem - Engraçadinha: seus amores e pecados".

The film leaves out quite a lot of the second part of the book, however, it succeeds in catching the spirit of the novel, which is a psychological drama. Read the book if you can get a hold of it, and you won't regret it.


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