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Journey to the End of the Night (2006)

The tale of a son and his father separately plotting to escape the desolation of their lives in the lurid underworld of Brazil's sex industry...

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Paul
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Wemba (as Mos Def)
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Angie
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Monique
Matheus Nachtergaele ...
Nazda
Ruy Polanah ...
The Soothsayer
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Samy (as Gilson Gomes)
Luke Denis Nolan ...
Lazare
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Rodrigo
Antonio Pinto ...
Detective Moosbruger
Ana Paula Demambro ...
Drena (as Ana Paula De Mambro)
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Club Manager
Ingrid Costa Silva ...
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Cristina Sverzuti ...
Prostitute #2 (as Cristina Sverzuti Fidencio)
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In a dark and decadent area of São Paulo, the exiled Americans Sinatra and his son Paul own a brothel. Paul is a compulsive gambler addicted in cocaine and his father is married with the former prostitute Angie, and they have a little son. When a client is killed by his wife in their establishment, they find a suitcase with drugs. In the night that they have scheduled a negotiation with African buyers, their African liaison dies while having sex with the travesty Nazda. Sinatra proposes to the Nigerian dishwasher of the brothel, Wemba, to travel to the harbor of Santos, close the business with the drug dealers and in return he would receive a large amount. Wemba accepts but while returning to his car in the harbor, he is attacked by two smalltime thieves and passes out. His lack of contact with Sinatra and Paul leads to a sequence of misunderstandings with a tragic end. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated R for strong violence and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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A Minor Disappointment
13 May 2010 | by (United States Minor Outlying Islands) – See all my reviews

"Journey To The End Of The Night" is a disappointment.

The plot: Paul (Fraser) is a pimp who lives in Brazil with his father Russo (Glenn). They have a drug deal planned. Their mule suddenly dies, and, desperate, Russo asks dishwasher Wemba (Def) to replace him. It doesn't go exactly as planned....

The whole movie feels rushed. Something must have been cut out because it feels disjointed. There's no way this movie is 85 minutes long. If it was 2 hours it would've been better. The actors are good however. Def impresses again with a good performance. Fraser goes a little over the top but it works for his character. Glenn is always worth watching.

If you like the actors, JTTEOTN is worth seeing, but overall it's a minor disappointment.

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