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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 overview, first billed only:
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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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$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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References Benji (1974) See more »

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Real and Cruel Triangle of Love
3 August 2006 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In the Northeastern of Brazil, the twenty years old hooker Karinna (Alice Braga) negotiates a travel to Salvador, Bahia, in the boat of the friends Deco (Lázaro Ramos) and Naldinho (Wagner Moura), having sex with them and getting some money in return. Deco first, and Naldinho later, fall in love for Karinna, who likes both of them, forming a triangle of love and jeopardizing the friendship of Deco and Naldinho.

"Cidade Baixa" is a real and cruel triangle of love, having the landscape of the red light district in the lower zone of Salvador and the environment of hopeless people that lives in the limit of the marginality of the society, prostituting, robbing, and fighting for surviving. The plot is actually unpredictable, with many possibilities and an open end, having the excellent actor Lázaro Ramos in the lead role, with the also good actor Wagner Moura. But the great surprise is the unknown actress Alice Braga, niece of Sonia Braga, performing a very erotic and hot character and dignifying the name of her aunt. This low budget movie exhales sexual tension and eroticism, and is very pleasant and recommended, showing a deglamorized side of Brazil unknown even for many Brazilians. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Cidade Baixa" ("Lower City")


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