7.2/10
793
8 user 2 critic

Anjos do Sol (2006)

In 2002, 12-year-old Maria, living in dire poverty with her family, is sold by her fisherman father to prostitute recruiter Seu Tadeu, who takes her to a low-class brothel in the Amazon ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

Reviews
9 wins & 13 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Love for Sale (2006)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In order to get funds, a young woman living in the Northeast of Brazil decides to raffle her own body.

Director: Karim Aïnouz
Stars: Hermila Guedes, Maria Menezes, Zezita Matos
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

The life of Renato Manfredini Júnior, Brazilian musician, from his first involvement with music, to his years in the punk rock band Aborto Alétrico, to the formation of Legião Urbana, in the rock scene of 70's/80's Brasilia.

Director: Antonio Carlos da Fontoura
Stars: Thiago Mendonça, Laila Zaid, Bruno Torres
Cidade Baixa (2005)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered.

Director: Sérgio Machado
Stars: Alice Braga, Wagner Moura, Lázaro Ramos
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

The publicist Claudio and the housewife and choral teacher Helena have been married for many years, but they do not understand and respect the feelings and view point of the partner. ... See full summary »

Director: Daniel Filho
Stars: Tony Ramos, Glória Pires, Thiago Lacerda
Comedy | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes ... See full summary »

Director: Jorge Furtado
Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Renata de Lélis, Sérgio Lulkin
Olga (2004)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and... See full summary »

Director: Jayme Monjardim
Stars: Camila Morgado, Caco Ciocler, Luís Melo
Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

After the adoptive daughter of a stable family leaves them for a new life as a prostitute, she rises to become a popular performer among her clients, and details her routine in her blog.

Director: Marcus Baldini
Stars: Deborah Secco, Cássio Gabus Mendes, Drica Moraes
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers... See full summary »

Director: Guel Arraes
Stars: André Mattos, Aramis Trindade, Bruno Garcia
Amarelo Manga (2002)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Short stories revolving around a bar and a hotel in Recife, unveil a mosaic of exotic characters living in the Brazilian underground: a butcher married with an evangelical woman, a ... See full summary »

Director: Cláudio Assis
Stars: Matheus Nachtergaele, Jonas Bloch, Leona Cavalli
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

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.

Director: Heitor Dhalia
Stars: Selton Mello, Paula Braun, Paulo Alves
Carandiru (2003)
Drama | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Brazilian MD Drauzio Varella starts AIDS prevention in Brazil's largest prison, Carandiru, in São Paulo, where the population is nearly double its 4,000 maximum. Doc learns from experience ... See full summary »

Director: Hector Babenco
Stars: Enrique Diaz, Wagner Moura, Caio Blat
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

During the Carnival in the historical site of Pelourinho (Salvador, Bahia, Brazil), we follow the lives of the tenants of a falling-to-pieces tenement house who try to get by using creativity, irony, humor and music.

Director: Monique Gardenberg
Stars: Lázaro Ramos, Dira Paes, Wagner Moura
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Antonio Calloni ...
Saraiva
Otávio Augusto ...
Lourenço
Darlene Glória ...
Vera
Vera Holtz ...
Nazaré, the Madam
Fernanda Carvalho ...
Maria
...
Tadeu
...
Inês
Mary Sheila ...
Celeste (as Mary Sheyla)
Caco Monteiro ...
Truck Driver
Antônio Gonzalez ...
Jet Pilot
Evelin Buchegguer ...
Maria's mother
Rui Manthur ...
Maria's father
Maurício Gonçalves ...
Public Health agent
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Larissa Beckman ...
Prostitute
Kallanda Caetana ...
Prostitute
Edit

Storyline

In 2002, 12-year-old Maria, living in dire poverty with her family, is sold by her fisherman father to prostitute recruiter Seu Tadeu, who takes her to a low-class brothel in the Amazon region. While she suffers innumerable abuses, Maria only thinks of escaping the horrible conditions she's faced with. Written by debblyst

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

18 August 2006 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Angels of the Sun  »

Box Office

Budget:

BRL 1,500,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (original)

Sound Mix:

Color:

(35 mm version)|
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
No sun in this sickening trade
13 August 2014 | by (adelaide, australia) – See all my reviews

More the norm are child prostitute movies, and I like ones that shock and hit hard with the message. This is one of those films, an indie one with shades of amateurish as if for budget, whatever. It's seems like the producers, filmmakers, whatever, were really pushing hard to get it made. The subtitles look cheap. This is an impressive work I must say, where again the scum who sell kids are merciless. A 12 year girl, unbeknown to her will become a child prostitute as her slightly older scouted sister has caught malaria. What begins for this poor girl is a merciless hell as she becomes a commodity for sex from perverted older men, who buy them like objects, one girl described by a madam as "a delicate flower" or words to that effect is nine if a day, where the girls are doled up in gaudy dresses, eye candy for these perverted sons of bitches. One guy buys two girl's, including the 12 year old main of our story, who gives her to his 18 year old son as a birthday present, to lose his virginity. There are some ugly bits of this movie, where one girl pays the ultimate price for running away, which is truly is a disturbing scene. The film is well acted by the young cast, and there are a couple of hotties, but the film never detracts from the reality and truth about what goes on in this girl's hell, or in the lives of the other girls in this sickening trade, where the punches keep coming back at ya. Finally she has to escape, where again it's a revolving door. The last scene, especially is a reminder of that very fact, for the what the price of a child's beauty, holds. It's something as if a scene out of Matrioshki, where yes, the film is stereotypical, but they are all with their small familiarities, if plot points, whatever. But with this one, I like it's unflinching pull no punches, ugly side of the trade. An stern quality about the film, I admired.


0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?