Fighting for a cause, about society and about love
It's a Brazilian romance drama set in the period when the country was governed by a Military Dictatorship. The plot is set in the 70's and it's about a couple, CRISTIANA (Mel Lisboa) e SAULO (Filipe Camargo), that are part of a rebellious armed group which tries to fight against the dictator regime and its oppression, believing in a better future and a free country. During one of those operations one of their companions, VASLAV (Sérgio Marone) is injured in his hand and SAULO takes he to his place in order to CRISTIANA take care of him, until he gets healed. Everything is alright until the moment which starts rising a profound complicity and friendship between CRISTIANA and VASLAV. It's the beginning of a complex love triangle
In spite of the political context as background it's mainly a romance drama, a bit philosophical I must say since it focus on the ideals and thoughts of that revolutionary period, but it's no more than that. It's a slow paced and melancholic film but it's never too melodramatic. In fact it's even a bit poetic at parts and, OK, I must admit it, what called my attention to this movie was the beauty of the gorgeous Mel Lisboa! She's really sweet like "mel" (in Portuguese "mel" means "honey" bee's honey. Now I understand why she has that name!:). Globally I appreciated the acting, from her and from the two other leading actors. I just didn't appreciate the acting by the Portuguese Ricardo Pereira which does a minimal role as the paranoid ROCO. I think he wasn't so fine! To sum up I enjoyed the film, I just think it's perhaps a bit slow.
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