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The Palace of Angels (1970)
"O Palácio dos Anjos" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  1970 (Brazil)
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Bárbara, a French girl living in São Paulo, and two friends decide to transform a little apartment into a luxury bordello, "The Palace of Angels", securing money and success, but some problems as well.

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Geneviève Grad ...
Bárbara
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Ricardo
Rossana Ghessa ...
Mariazinha
Adriana Prieto ...
Ana Lúcia
Norma Bengell ...
Dorothy
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Elza Besti
Zózimo Bulbul ...
Ambassador - Senegal
Pierre Celler
Elza De Castro
Joana Fomm ...
Rose
Pedro Paulo Hatheyer ...
Dr. Luiz
John Herbert ...
Carlos Eduardo
Sérgio Hingst ...
Mr. Strauss
Hugo Land
Mário Maizzo
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In São Paulo, the greedy Bárbara is not happy with her work in a loan and investment company. When her boss Ricardo invites Bárbara for a meeting at his apartment, he harasses her first and then he fires her. When Bárbara is walking on the sidewalk, a stranger offers a ride to downtown for her. While driving, the driver Rose offers a job in a brothel to Bárbara promising a very high income to her. When Bárbara arrives home, she tells the offer she had to her friends Mariazinha and Ana Lúcia. The trio decides to visit the place but they do not like the situation of being treated like objects. They decide to steal the database of the wealthy clients of Ricardo and offer their services in the own apartment. Sooner Bárbara invests a large amount improving the location that is known as "The Palace of the Angels". Along the days they raise lots of money satisfying the fantasies of their clients but Mariazinha can't stand the situation and returns to her hometown. Now Bárbara and Ana Lúcia ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Oldest Profession of the World
10 July 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In São Paulo, the greedy Bárbara (Geneviève Grad) is not happy with her work in a loan and investment company. When her boss Ricardo (Luc Merenda) invites Bárbara for a meeting at his apartment, he harasses her first and then he fires her. When Bárbara is walking on the sidewalk, a stranger offers a ride to downtown for her. While driving, the driver Rose (Joana Fomm) offers a job in a brothel to Bárbara promising a very high income to her.

When Bárbara arrives home, she tells the offer she had to her friends Mariazinha (Rossana Ghessa) and Ana Lúcia (Adriana Prieto). The trio decides to visit the place but they do not like the situation of being treated like objects. They decide to steal the database of the wealthy clients of Ricardo and offer their services in the own apartment. Sooner Bárbara invests a large amount improving the location that is known as "The Palace of the Angels". Along the days they raise lots of money satisfying the fantasies of their clients but Mariazinha can't stand the situation and returns to her hometown. Now Mariazinha and Ana Lúcia have to decide what to do.

"O Palácio dos Anjos" is another great film by Walter Hugo Khouri that explores again the women's universe through the oldest profession of the world. Three women decide to increase their income through prostitution: the leader, Bárbara, is cynical and very sure of her objectives; her mate that shares her apartment is reluctant and quite naive and can not bite the bullet; and the third that had a problem with her family and moved to their apartment does not have any moral problem to prostitute herself. In 1970, "O Palácio dos Anjos" participated in the Cannes film Festival. The beauty of the actresses associated to great performances and a wonderful soundtrack of Rogério Duprat make this movie very pleasant. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Palácio dos Anjos" ("The Palace of the Angels")


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