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Credited cast:
Antonio Calloni ...
Saraiva
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 ...
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Evelin Buchegguer ...
Maria's mother
Rui Manthur ...
Maria's father
Maurício Gonçalves ...
Public Health agent
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Prostitute
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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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I give 10 stars too
20 December 2010 | by (Dnipro, Ukraine) – See all my reviews

It's supposed to bring not a milligram of pleasure, be it directing or, especially, acting. Who cares? That's not a piece of art. That's a desperate yell that fades into a hopeless howling. This movie alone is enough not to want to wake up next morning. Watching can easily lead to a heart attack. I nearly had one. But filmed impeccably by a guy with a very big heart. Great photography, great sertaneja score intended to contrast, great cast including Otavio Augusto, Chico Diaz, Vera Holtz and Antonio Calloni among others. Virtually a documentary with a very slight acting, which may be just a bit too much. But the most shocking is that the movie leaves you breathlessly ashamed for being part of this world.


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