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A small community of descendants of Italian immigrants in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Sul resorts to making a video to try to solve the problems of basic sanitation that plague their village.
The sewer Iara and the biologist Marilene (Fernanda Torres) are twin sisters with very different personalities, who like to play games with their boy-friends due to their resemblance, for the dissatisfaction of their father (Francisco Cuoco). After the death of their mother (Fernanda Montenegro), Mariline meets Osmar (Evandro Mesquita) and falls in love with him. Her sister Iara becomes quite obsessed in Osmar, and the jealous Marilene poisons her. The story has a dark and tragic end. I have mentioned in another review that Nelson Rodrigues is one of my favorites Brazilian writer. 'Gêmeas' is another adaptation to the screen of his work. Fernanda Torres, one of my favorite Brazilian actresses and daughter of the best Brazilian actress, Fernanda Montenegro, has another magnificent performance in her double role of twins. 'Gêmeas' is a highly recommended movie, having also a wonderful photography and a timeless story, like most of the tales of Nelson Rodrigues. My vote is nine.
Title (Brazil): 'Gêmeas' ('Twins')
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