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Not by Chance (2007)
"Não Por Acaso" (original title)

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Three control freaks lose the people they love.

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Lúcia
Branca Messina ...
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Rita Batata ...
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Iolanda (as Cássia Kiss)
Ney Piacentini ...
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Graziela Moretto ...
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Sílvia Lourenço ...
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Giulio Lopes ...
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Milhem Cortaz ...
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Regina
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Three control freaks lose the people they love.

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Written by Tiago Bittencourt
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Very good, low-key
4 April 2008 | by (Ottawa, Canada) – See all my reviews

I saw this film the other evening at a local Latin-American film festival. Some comments on this film describe it as slow, but the director was establishing a background that widens to include two separate stories originating in a car accident that kills the wife and the girlfriend of the film's central characters; of how those characters cope by dealing with women coming into, then almost exiting, their lives. I found the film subdued (and certainly not dull), the characters believable, their reactions to each other credible. The relationship of Pedro (the pool table carpenter) with Lucia, a businesswoman undergoing career problems, works well: they meet through a mutual contact, become interested in each other, then go through a difficult patch before (it is suggested) becoming reunited. Lucia was worried that he was trying to replace his dead girlfriend with her. Final note: the women, true to the country the film is set in, look good and are good to look at.


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