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Brainstorm (2001)
"Bicho de Sete Cabeças" (original title)

 -  Drama  -  22 June 2001 (Brazil)
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A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs... See full summary »

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Wilson Souza Neto
Othon Bastos ...
Sr. Wilson Souza (Pai)
Cássia Kis Magro ...
Meire Souza (Mãe) (as Cássia Kiss)
Daniela Nefussi ...
Neto's Sister
Jairo Mattos ...
Enfermeiro Ivan
Altair Lima ...
Dr. Cintra
Lineu Dias ...
Interno Jornalista
Caco Ciocler ...
Interno Rogério
Gero Camilo ...
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Marcos Cesana ...
Interno Bil
Luis Miranda ...
Enfermeiro Marcelo
Valeria Alencar ...
Leninha
Gustavo Machado ...
Lobo
Cláudio Carneiro ...
Alex
Talita Castro ...
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A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs on his pocket. The marijuana cigarette is just the final drop that exposes the family tragedy. Send to a mental institution, Neto gets to know a completely absurd, inhumane reality in which the people are devoured by a corrupt and cruel institution system. The documentary type language used by the director give this movie a sensation of realty that increases even more the impact of the emotions Neto goes through. In the mental institution, Neto is forced to mature. The transformations that he goes through change this relations with his father. Written by Cecilia Bernardi

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The two sides of alternative direction
18 July 2001 | by (São Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Alternative (and artistic said) direction is a tradition among Brazilian movies, and Bicho de Sete Cabeças does not escape from it. The first thing you notice when watching it that the image is not of a very high quality; a cheaper type of film was used. That can be explained by the fact that the movie industry is not very sponsored in Brazil, forcing some cuts on the budget. But that can also be a consequence of the constant fight of Brazilian moviemakers to never do things in the conventional way. That is also noticed on the unusual takes and camera movements.

Normally, that is the exact reason why Brazilian people themselves dislike Brazilian movies. It is rather unpleasant to watch. Some scenes even create a certain dizziness. And for that reason, this alternative direction is a nuisance for the beginning of the movie, where we see Neto living his everyday life. It may not be an ordinary one, but his personal decadence could have been shown using modern filming techniques, that wouldn't create in the audience the feeling that they're watching an amateur movie, something homemade. However, when it comes to the scenes that occur inside the madhouse, this alternative directions fits exactly with the horrible climate that fills the place. It transmits to the audience the point of view of the character; a normal person who's under the effect of heavy drugs and is surrounded by mad people. That uncommon filming enters the audience mind, as if they were there, living that situation. It makes them feel uncomfortable, but that's the purpose.

The poison for some is the balm for others. So the lesson here is that nations should exchange their techniques and use them to best fit their movie, instead of keeping fighting against what is foreigner.


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