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A Praia do Pecado (1978)

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When the hooker Rosely is stabbed seven times in the Boca do Lixo, her costumer Manoel is accused of the murder. However, the defense lawyer Gabriel Reis defends Manoel that is released ... See full summary »

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Andrea Camargo ...
Rosely
Cláudio Cunha ...
Pé de Anjo
Sonia Garcia ...
Lúcia
Sérgio Hingst ...
Manoel
David Húngaro ...
Jairo Korfi
Marta Maciel ...
Odete
Zelia Martins ...
Wilma
Oasis Minniti ...
Gabriel Reis
Waldir Siebert ...
Sergio
Tony Tornado ...
Netinho
Sonia Vieira ...
Lídia Korfi
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When the hooker Rosely is stabbed seven times in the Boca do Lixo, her costumer Manoel is accused of the murder. However, the defense lawyer Gabriel Reis defends Manoel that is released free of charge. Gabriel learns that the killer is Pé de Anjo, who was murdered in a simulation of suicide by Jairo Korfi. Jairo is a powerful trafficker of white slaves, drug dealer and owner of brothels, and he wants to retrieve documents that incriminate him that were in the possession of Rosely; however, she had delivered these documents to Gabriel. Now the lawyer is using these documents to self-protection. Gabriel's friend Sérgio owns a construction company in the seacoast and invites Gabriel to work with him. Gabriel is introduced to the fiancée of his friend, Lúcia and to their friend Wilma and they have a love affair. When the foreman of the company is found murdered, the worker João Nestor assumes the murder. However, Gabriel is sure that the violent worker Avelino is the killer and presses ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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So Laughable and Lame that Becomes Entertaining
12 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

When the hooker Rosely (Andrea Camargo) is stabbed seven times in the Boca do Lixo, her costumer Manoel (Sérgio Hingst) is accused of the murder. However, the defense lawyer Gabriel Reis (Oasis Minniti) defends Manoel that is released free of charge. Gabriel learns that the killer is Pé de Anjo (Claudio Cunha), who was murdered in a simulation of suicide by Jairo Korfi (David Húngaro). Jairo is a powerful trafficker of white slaves, drug dealer and owner of brothels, and he wants to retrieve documents that incriminate him that were in the possession of Rosely; however, she had delivered these documents to Gabriel. Now the lawyer is using these documents to self-protection.

Gabriel's friend Sérgio (Waldir Siebert) owns a construction company in the seacoast and invites Gabriel to work with him. Gabriel is introduced to the fiancée of his friend, Lúcia (Sonia Garcia) and to their friend Wilma (Zélia Martins) and they have a love affair. When the foreman of the company is found murdered, the worker João Nestor assumes the murder. However, Gabriel is sure that the violent worker Avelino is the killer and presses him Avelino shots him on the chest and when Gabriel is recovered, he learns that the foreman was a federal agent investigating Jairo Korfi. Gabriel leaves the hospital dating the former wife of Avelino, Odete (Marta Maciel). Meanwhile Jairo Korfi discovers the truth about the origin of his stepdaughter Lídia (Sonia Vieira).

"A Praia do Pecado" is so laughable and lame that becomes entertaining. The story is a complete mess and corny, and it is funny to see Gabriel shot on the chest in one scene and in love with Odete and fighting against Avelino when he comes to his house with his wife in the next sequence; or the revelations of Netinho to his boss Jairo about his daughter Lídia and the reactions of Lídia and Jario Korfi.

The acting of the wooden Oasis Minniti is hilarious and it is annoying the dubbing of the external shots. Despite the countless flaws, this is one of the best productions of the infamous Boca do Lixo. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "A Praia do Pecado" ("The Beach of the Sin")


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