While traveling on vacation through the country of Northeastern of Brazil by bus, the American Alex Trubituan, his sister Bea Tribituan and their friend Amy Harrington meet the also foreigners Pru Stagler, Finn Davies and Liam Kuller after an accident with their bus. They follow a track through the woods and find a hidden paradisiacal beach. They decide to stay in the place drinking beer and dancing funk and parting with the locals and they meet the amicable Brazilian teenager Kiko. They are drugged with "Boa Noite, Cinderela" (Ruffies, literal translation: "Good Night, Cinderella" - a trick used by smalltime crooks to steal naive people) and when they wake up, they are practically naked, with all their belongings, clothes, money, jewels, passports, backpacks etc. stolen. They walk to a small village trying to find a police station, they get into trouble with the dwellers and they are helped by their acquaintance Kiko, who leads them to his uncle's isolated well-equipped cabin in the ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The extras in the soccer game scene were local kids from Brazil. In fact, many Brazilian locals were cast as extras in the movie. See more »
There are several scenes where Kiko has emerged from the water and is immediately seen to be dry. hair dry and no water drops on his body. Even in the scene where he is finally shot, his upper torso and hair are completely dry after he supposedly just came up from the underwater cave. See more »
[careening recklessly through the countryside in a bus]
Are you having fun?
Am I the only one having a problem with this?
I don't know, I guess I'm used to it.
I just keep thinking about how far we must be from a hospital. You know, with doctors who operate instead of amputate?
Would you slow the fuck down!
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What's Up Samba
Written by Sasha Crnobrnja and Fa Ventilato
Performed by Flora y Fauna
Courtesy of Six Degrees Records, Ltd. (p) 2005 Codek Records
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I really came into this movie hardly knowing a thing about it except I've heard a million people telling me it was terrible and the 3. something rating on here made me think this was going to be laughably bad but it really wasn't.
I'm surprised this movie didn't do better! I mean its nothing more than average even know I thought it did have some originality. Any average horror/slasher fan would probably enjoy it, it's no worse than wolf creek or hostel. The film did a good job of setting their tones, they did a good job at pacing and they managed to do a good job with the intensity. The camera works a little frustrating at first but you get used to it and it ends up working for the film. The deaths and special effects aren't the most amazing at looking realistic but they did a good job with their budget. I also really liked how they developed the characters in this but they could use less gore, I mean I know thats whats getting the audience for some reason lately but it didn't feel necessary and they kept a gross scene on for just too long.
Overall, Don't get me wrong this movie isn't excellent but its not as bad as everyones saying it is. If you liked wolf creek, hostel, into the blue, or the descent then you'll probably enjoy this, it's worth a look.
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