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Angels of the Sun (2006)

Anjos do Sol (original title)
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 »

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Otávio Augusto ...
Lourenço
Darlene Glória ...
Vera
Vera Holtz ...
Nazaré, the Madam
Fernanda Carvalho ...
Maria
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Tadeu
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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
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Larissa Beckman ...
Prostitute
Kallanda Caetana ...
Prostitute
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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

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Angels of the Sun  »

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BRL 1,500,000 (estimated)
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The most moving film that I have ever seen.
21 October 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I'm not much of an expert on acting or other movie details, but this movie just hit me deep. I don't think I'll ever forget it. One scene especially (I think that anybody who has seen the film will know of which one I am speaking) is imprinted on my brain.

I also watched the similar movie Lilja 4-ever (as referred to by a previous commentator). It was also very moving, but not quite as straight to the point and brutal. If you are sensitive at all, either will bring tears to your eyes, but Anjos Do Sol (Angels of the Sun) may stay with you forever.

This is very depressing subject matter, but I think, no, I HOPE that the film succeeds in bringing more attention to it.

More people need to see this film!!!!!!


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