The story of ex-babysitter Heloísa who fell in love with one member of her boss' family. After the boss' death, she gets the custody of her boss' 15 year old daughter Branca, the inheritor ... See full summary »
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.
Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »
During the Carnival in the historical site of Pelourinho (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), we follow the lives of the tenants of a falling-to-pieces tenement house who try to get by using creativity, irony, humor and music.
During a remake of the play Tristan and Isolde, actors Peter and Ana fall in love. While the characters live an idealized love, the interpreters are living a true story, which they try to spice it up with the intensity of the fiction.
A small community of descendants of Italian immigrants in the interior of the state of Rio Grande do Sul resorts to making a video to try to solve the problems of basic sanitation that plague their village.
Karina has 2 dreams: to become an actress & to see the world. Antonio is in love with her. He promises to bring the world to "Nordestina", a village in the sticks of Brazil. This backwater ... See full summary »
The story of ex-babysitter Heloísa who fell in love with one member of her boss' family. After the boss' death, she gets the custody of her boss' 15 year old daughter Branca, the inheritor of a fortune and needs to fight the envy of all the rest of the "rich" family. The story also includes Ademilde who's the owner of the main Supermarket at the "Beco da Baiuca" (Baiuca Alley) where most of the low class characters live. The supermarket is called "O Frango com Tudo Dentro", which means "The Chicken with Everything Inside". In the Baiúca Alley live Dona Roma, the owner of the Bed and Breakfast who cross dresses as a woman and Morcega, the singer in the local cabaret. They both are also the private investigators/ gossip queens in the neighborhood; besides the sisters Anastacia and Jurema, afro descendants who hate to be black and decide to be called Latoya and Whitney, respectively. Through those two last characters, the writers approach the racism issue with a lot of humor and a ... Written by