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O Cheiro do Ralo (2006)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 23 March 2007 (Brazil)
A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.

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Cast

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Lourenço
Paula Braun ...
Garconete
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paulo Alves ...
PM 1
Susana Alves ...
Cadela In Pink(?). (as Samanta Rose)
Roberto Audio ...
Homem da Flauta
Flavio Bauraqui ...
Homem da Caixa de Música
Boi ...
Mendigo
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Garçonete Dois
Calico ...
Homem da Perna
Jorge Cerruti ...
Homem do Olho de Vidro
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Encanador
Thobias da Vai-Vai ...
Caixa da lanchonete
Wolney de Assis ...
Homem da Caneta
Estevan ...
Homem do Autógrafo
Abrahão Farc ...
Homem dos Soldadinhos
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A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.

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Comedy | Drama

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Release Date:

23 March 2007 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Drained  »

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Budget:

BRL 300,000 (estimated)
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The protagonist walks throughout the gate of Juventus Club that is a traditional Soccer team from São Paulo Brazil. See more »

Connections

References The Getaway (1972) See more »

Soundtracks

Foolish Heart
by Apollo Nove and Cibelle
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A great Brazilian movie
13 April 2008 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

Usually, when it comes to Brazilian films, it is common the themes which lies about the rich culture that shape this country or, as has happened recently, addressing the issue of urban violence. Therefore, these issues are also on the films that most Brazilians are recognized internationally. "Drained" is a different case, because it shows a Brazilian film that is not necessarily on a Brazilian theme. It tells a story about the complexity of human relations in their most obscure side, making a portrait full of dark humor. Talks about the way we transform everything into things with prices to be paid for. Selton Mello is perfect in the film, as well as the ambiance and direction. A surreal story, with great moments of humor, is what awaits the spectator of "Drained".


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