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Antônio Martins, respected theatrical critic, is a very rational man. But a chance meeting with young Inês, a nude painting model, is going to rock him. Inês keeps a relationship with painter José Torres Campana, an older man with a deep influence over her. Antônio gets jealous, and the three become characters of a drama saturated with desire and danger. Written by
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I have never seen such compromise with art on the big screen. The film is simply beautiful, well acted and brilliantly directed. The viewer, right off the start, is inserted into the world of a soturne theatrical reviewer. The director displays some excerpts of theater to help us understand what the main character does for a living, then it shows him reviewing it. His reviews are brilliant, and helps us understand what the film is about, in a metaphoric manner. After repeating two scenes wrapped in this structure, Antonio ( The theater reviewer ) meets, in one of his errands, his love: A crippled woman, who invites him to her home. After this episode, the film takes a dramatic turn into the world of love, despair and humiliation. Those emotions are so well displayed, that it turns your world inside out, even if just for 90 minutes. Highly Recommended.
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