Down 10,421 this week

Conception (2005)
"A Concepção" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.5/10 from 222 users  
Reviews: 1 user | 2 critic

Add a Plot

0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 01 Jun 2011
a list of 69 titles
created 13 Mar 2012
a list of 60 titles
created 31 May 2012
a list of 185 titles
created 07 Jul 2012
a list of 145 titles
created 11 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Conception" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: Conception (2005)

Conception (2005) on IMDb 5.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Conception.
3 wins & 1 nomination. See more awards »
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A road movie about a German man who went to the North East of Brazil in the 1942 to sell Aspirin.

Director: Marcelo Gomes
Stars: João Miguel, Peter Ketnath, Madalena Accioly
The Peeping (2002)
Action | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Private detective Calvin is hired to tape the sex life of a female politician Kwai Fung Ming, but falls for her instead.  He decides to help her counter-attack Law Sau Nam, who is the ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Mak
Stars: Philip Keung, Grace Lam, Sammuel Leung
VIPs (2010)
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The life of a real conman and one of the biggest frauds in Brazil.

Director: Toniko Melo
Stars: Wagner Moura, Gisele Fróes, Emiliano Ruschel
Xingu (2012)
Adventure | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: ... See full summary »

Director: Cao Hamburger
Stars: João Miguel, Felipe Camargo, Caio Blat
The World (2004)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

An exploration on the impact of urbanization and globalization on a traditional culture.

Director: Zhangke Jia
Stars: Tao Zhao, Taisheng Chen, Jue Jing
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Director: José Eduardo Belmonte
Stars: Cauã Reymond, Caroline Abras, João Miguel
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Elias sees its world threatened when its ex-woman, one recouped junkie, asks for the guard of its son. Fito after enters in desperation to lose its father because of Elias. Isis, that if ... See full summary »

Director: José Eduardo Belmonte
Stars: Eucir de Souza, Rosanne Mulholland, Milhem Cortaz
Bog of Beasts (2006)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A man falls in love with a teenage girl, who is exploited by her own grandfather, who sometimes takes her to a gas station to show her naked to whomever pays him some money.

Director: Cláudio Assis
Stars: Fernando Teixeira, Caio Blat, Matheus Nachtergaele
Billi Pig (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

The aspiring actress Marivalda, her husband Wanderley, a bankrupt insurance broker and a false priest do their best to get along in life. But they end up in the hands of a drug boss, whose ... See full summary »

Director: José Eduardo Belmonte
Stars: Selton Mello, Grazi Massafera, Milton Gonçalves
O Gorila (2012)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Director: José Eduardo Belmonte
Stars: Alessandra Negrini, Milhem Cortaz, Mariana Ximenes
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

In Rio Grande do Sul, the newcomer intern Paula sees the schizophrenic Dante Becker and she decides to study his case for her graduation work in the university. She learns that Dante was ... See full summary »

Director: Carlos Gerbase
Stars: Felipe Kannenberg, Rosanne Mulholland, Maria Manoella
Camila Jam (2007)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

The story of Camila, a young woman intent on becoming a writer.

Director: Murilo Salles
Stars: Leandra Leal, Frank Borges, Luciano Bortoluzzi


Credited cast:
Juliano Cazarré ...
Milhem Cortaz ...
Murilo Grossi ...
Gabrielle Lopez ...
Rosanne Mulholland ...
Liz (as Rosane Holland)
Matheus Nachtergaele ...


Add Full Plot | Add Synopsis





Official Sites:



Release Date:

27 November 2005 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Conception  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Água e Sal
Performed by Walter Franco
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

An Intense and Daring Joke!
1 May 2008 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

The idea of taking risks always caught my attention. The film dwells between being "the most daring-successful" since A Rainha Diaba (The Devil Queen) and a "big wasted chance", like O Magnata, Meu Nome nao eh Johnny (averages 7.7?), and Quarta B(the least painful).

A relentless group of middle-upper-class youngsters in Brasilia puts in practice the "concept" where people must live in orgy, mix all drugs, and have no recollection of anything to become a "conceptionist". They even write the Conceptionist's Manifest.

Among the group consisting the main five characters lies "X", the leader, played nicely by Nachtergaele. X is an expert with medications and its components. He mediates the group and the drugs they use as he wishes. He is also against the concept of labeling things or names; therefore, his nick name. Eventually we understand he is an expert in several other things: he fakes documentation, check books, and he changes his personality becoming a chameleon of all things. The group is broken down by the police and the game is predictably over.

The acting here is really good overall and some lines will stick with you and make you laugh for quite awhile, however, Anarchism has never been so out of place and misguided in films. Movies like The Beach and Fight Club (both D. Fincher's) will come to mind in seconds of deja vu. The script and editing are the downfalls of the movie, like a band without a bass player (or like the one-day-band in the movie).

My vote is 7/10, and in some ways I know it's overrated, like most movies on IMDb. Despite of that, I believe this movie should be watched because of its truth to ambiguity present in all its forms and shapes, and the intensity of some scenes should make few people uncomfortable.

11 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD latinohanino
Discuss Conception (2005) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: