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Camila Jam (2007)

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

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Camila
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Frank Borges ...
Leo
Luciano Bortoluzzi ...
Magazine Editor
Luciana Brites ...
Aurora
Juliano Cazarré ...
Felipe
David Cejkinski ...
Guilherme
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Locador
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Henri
Reginaldo Faidi ...
Zelador
Fábio Frood ...
Henri's friend
Ricardo Galli ...
Daniel's friend
Ricardo Garcia ...
Rodrigo, from Ribeirão Preto
Munir Kanaan ...
Márcio
Gustavo Machado ...
Daniel
Alan Medina ...
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The story of Camila, a young woman intent on becoming a writer.

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Modern money unavailable in 2001 is used (euro banknotes; 20 Brazilian real banknotes.) See more »

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Camila: [voiceover] Sometimes people break my legs, kick my face, step on my fingers. I survive, have survived. I'm scarred, yes. But I make all of my scars worth it.
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Painfully brilliant
31 August 2011 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

This is a movie unlike most movies I've seen. It portrays a kind of character that you don't see much in Brazilian films - a deeply anguished young middle class woman, with writing aspirations and a desire for intensity. You don't know exactly why she's so miserable and where her anguish comes from, but you feel it deeply with her. She's trying to find meaning for her meaningless life, and she searches everywhere she can, even if she might get hurt. When she does get hurt, she aches but goes on to the next try. I guess she's one of those people that prefer to be in pain than to feel nothing at all. Ultimately, it's the writing that helps her keep going by turning the despair into something beautiful.

It's a great movie, well constructed, with a very strong lead character and an interesting plot, but the overwhelming factor really comes from the actress, Leandra Leal. She is fearless, brave enough to bare her soul and her body for this performance. I'd say it's a great film for anyone that is acquainted with their own dark places.


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