Psychological thriller larded with manga-like animations about the young, poor comic strip illustrator Nina, living with her mean landlady. She sinks further and further into a violent fantasy world.

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Credited cast:
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Nina
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Carlão
Anderson Faganello ...
Tatuado / Tatoo Boy
Abrahão Farc ...
Sr. Freak
Juliana Galdino ...
Ana
Heitor Goldflus ...
Homem na lanchonete
Ailton Graça ...
Policial / Policeman #3
Sabrina Greve ...
Sofia
Luiza Mariani ...
Alice (as Luíza Mariani)
Altamiro Martins ...
Médico / Doctor
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Amigo de Ana / Ana's Friend
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Cego / Blind Man
Myrian Muniz ...
Eulália
Matheus Nachtergaele ...
Pintor / Painter #2
Walter Portela ...
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Psychological thriller larded with manga-like animations about the young, poor comic strip illustrator Nina, living with her mean landlady. She sinks further and further into a violent fantasy world.

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28 January 2004 (Netherlands)  »

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BRL 2,442,740 (estimated)
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Misguided
3 August 2004 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

This film really hooked me at the beginning. It was beautifully shot with a great sound design. It quickly captured a wonderful dark seedy world brimming with surreal, grotesque characters. Unfortunately, it didn't have much for these

characters to do and the film quickly slid downhill. While the actress who played Nina was strong, the character was not somebody you wanted to spend time

with, particularly after a very cruel trick she plays on a blind man. She makes no attempt to solve any of the problems she has created for herself and the last act of the movie, where we are forced to delve into her madness, was tiresome and irritating. I think the director could be capable of great things given a strong script because the vision behind it was really intriguing. But Nina is not the sort of person you want to spend an hour and a half in the dark with.


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