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Lower City (2005)
"Cidade Baixa" (original title)

R  |   |  Drama  |  2 December 2005 (UK)
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Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lázaro Ramos ...
Deco
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Naldinho
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Karinna
Maria Menezes ...
Luzinete
Joao Miguel Leonelli ...
Pharmacist
Débora Santiago ...
Sirlene
Hugo Rodas ...
Chilean Commander
Divina Valéria ...
Zilu
Dois Mundos ...
Himself
Gerónimo ...
Fuá
Fernando Fulco ...
Delegate
David Herman ...
English Commander
Olga Machado ...
Doctor
Fernanda Freitas ...
Nilma
Ricardo Luedy ...
Client of Karinna
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Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered. Written by fabreu

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Love to live. Live to love.

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Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »
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Opening Weekend:

$8,199 (USA) (16 June 2006)

Gross:

$130,578 (USA) (22 September 2006)
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In closer shots of Karinna on the stripper pole, we can see that she is wearing panties. In farther-away shots, she appears full-frontally nude, putting said panties on. See more »

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Of machismo and chemistry...
22 September 2007 | by (Saffron Walden, UK) – See all my reviews

The "tart-with-a-heart" theme is slightly overdone in this otherwise touching film about a love triangle, but 'Lower City' is saved by some fine camera work and the sheer chemistry manifest between its participants; you can really believe in the camaraderie, lusts and jealousies of its characters. Stealing the show is Alice Braga, who doesn't even have an exceptionally pretty face, but whose body oozes sexuality in every scene. Add in skilfully chosen music, and perceptive insights into the nature of life in the Brazilian underclass and the dangers of a culture based on machismo, and the result is short, sweet, and unexpectedly strong. It's hard to imagine a version set in England

  • but the film exploits the Brazilian self-image perfectly, keeping one


step ahead of cliché throughout.


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