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Two businessmen, Ivan and Gilberto, have their partner killed by a hitman who then blackmails them to gain control of their company. Ivan and Gilberto, part of the upper class, are dismayed at the entry of the hitman's ghetto behavior and attitudes into their privileged sphere. Additionally, the hitman, in search of further riches, seduces the wealthy daughter of the partner he killed. Written by
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[Paulo Miklos' caracther trespass a construction site administered by the two men he's blackmailing]
Hey, yo! Do me a favor. Get closer.
What is it?
I got to know that a lot of stuff is missing around here. Where are the parts, the tools and the yellow truck?
What you want with me?
Tell you what. The word came from up there, man. That's what. There's plenty of smart asses screwing it, taking work outside.
You're interfering too much. You keep it to yourself, wise guy! You're ...
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IVAN (Marco Ricca) and GILBERTO (Alexandre Borges) are partners in a company together with ESTEVÃO (George Freire), but the first ones contract a professional killer, ANISIO, to murder ESTEVÃO (the plot, at least at the beginning, doesn't explain very well why). The guy does it and after receiving his money he starts blackmailing the two partners, appearing in their company and saying he wants a job there (as supervisor or something ). At the same time he meets MARINA (Mariana Ximenes), daughter of ESTEVÃO, and starts dating with her!
In a story like this, where crime, corruption, betrayal and blackmail go hand in hand, no one is innocent or can be victimized, exception made to MARINA, which is the only person who doesn't know what's going on and didn't betray anyone
This film portrays with sarcasm the sad and cruel reality which exists in big metropolis like São Paulo, where crime is every day's presence. We can feel irony but also veracity in characters like ANISIO (brilliantly played by Paulo Miklos), which does blackmail to the guys who paid him without any scruples, and even flirts with the daughter of the guy he killed! He really must be a monster to do something like that, but of course I know there're people like him out there, in Brazil or any other place
It's a very good movie, cruel but truthful, about a sad reality The acting is great and the soundtrack too.
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