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Edifício Master (2002)

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The daily lives and routine of 37 families living in a huge 12-story building in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro: their drama, aspirations, intimate revelations, loneliness, dreams...

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For one week, Eduardo Coutinho and his team talked to 27 residents in an enormous building in Copacabana. Amongst these are a middle-aged couple who met through the classified ads in a newspaper, a call-girl who keeps her daughter and her sister, a retired actor, an ex-football player, and a janitor who suspects that his adopted father, whom he dreams about every night, is his real father. The subject of this documentary is private life in the big city, apartments as a last stronghold of individuality, in addition to emphasizing the fact that to live together in one and the same place does not ensure that a community will be formed. Written by Gonz30

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A look for awkward Americans into the lives of Brazilians
11 April 2005 | by (Flagstaff, Arizona) – See all my reviews

The main reason I am writing this response is because I read Kevv's response. This piece isn't about the beach of Rio De Janeiro. The title contains Edificio...basically Edifice...Building. The film is about the people of a building. It beautifully explores the lives of common people. There are many reasons to see this film: understand that Copacobana may not be the glittering paradise people imagine it to be, have an insight into people's lives that are different or perhaps similar to yours, and enjoy humanity. I think this is the "Reality TV" Americans should spend a lot more time watching. I met the assistant director for this film, Cristiana Grumbach. She and Coutinho provide a great window of insight into Brazilian life. Though these people are a small representation of the entire population of Copacobana, their lives are rich with humanity.


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