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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Three control freaks lose the people they love.

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7 June 2007 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

No por casualidad  »

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Written by Ed Côrtes & Fabio Góes
Performed by Céu
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"Não por acaso" and The Time Issue
19 June 2007 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Imagine a palace with 1000 doors. You have to move in and out of the palace everyday, but you cannot open its doors. They open automatically for just have to wait for a little while in front of them. But what if the doors take more time to open ? Or less time ? In fact your life could be definitely different. "Não por acaso" deals with this time issue: how a fraction of time could affect people's destiny and relationships. The plot takes place in a big city, whether it is São Paulo or New York, Paris or Buenos Aires makes no difference. Human touch is present throughout the movie, intermingled in urban scenes, where time flows in a slower and unrushed manner. This approach invites the viewer to a deeper reflection of the meaning of time in our 21st century global society.

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