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A Fit of Rage (1999)

Um Copo de Cólera (original title)
The torrid love affair between a 40-year-old man who lives isolated from the world, in his small farm nearby São Paulo and a politically engaged 30-year-old journalist. One morning, after a... See full summary »

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(as Aluisio Abranches), (novel) | 1 more credit »
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The torrid love affair between a 40-year-old man who lives isolated from the world, in his small farm nearby São Paulo and a politically engaged 30-year-old journalist. One morning, after a night of wild lovemaking, he notices a hole made by sauba ants in his fence. This simple fact raises accusations and discord between the two lovers. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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I saw A Glass of Rage!
14 April 2000 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

Somewhere between Sartre and Buñuel, and an oblique approach of George Gilder's model of inter-gender relations, lies Aloísio Abranches' A Glass of Rage (Um Copo de Cólera). More of an existential debate than a film, the story is basically a savage tete-e-tete between a pair of lovers on an isolated rabbit ranch after an extended (and nearly explicit) night of sex, punctuated by aside comments by the man to the audience. After seeing the film this evening, most of the film festival audience gathered in the lobby collectively scratching their heads trying to make sense of it. I imagine much of the subtlety of the dialog may be lost in the English subtitles. Not an experience I will soon forget, but also not one safe from ridicule. Recommended for hardcore fans of the abstract, verbose, and existential only!


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