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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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23 March 2007 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Drained  »

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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 »

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References Le Mans (1971) See more »

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Foolish Heart
by Apollo Nove and Cibelle
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Drained is some kind of weird masterpiece!
23 January 2007 | by (Utah, USA) – See all my reviews

I just saw this in Salt Lake City at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was both shocked, amazed, delighted and disgusted by it. It is some kind of weird masterpiece. It's based on a book and the filmmakers at the Q & A said it was very faithfully adapted.

Though the story focuses on the obsessions of its pawn shop owning protagonist, namely a pretty girl's ass, a smelly backed-up bathroom drain, and a glass eye, it still manages to be full of intelligent, thought-provoking ideas and themes.

I really loved this film because it is so unbelievably original and fresh, both in its content and with its form. The viewer never knows where it's going to go as it twists and turns through its strange little storyline.


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