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Forbidden to Forbid (2006)

Proibido Proibir (original title)
The story of three friends in Rio de Janeiro. When a patient at the hospital where Paulo interns asks him to get in touch with her sons, the three friends are pulled out of their tranquil ... See full summary »

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Paulo
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Leticia
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Leon
Edyr de Castro ...
Rosalina (as Edyr Duqui)
Raquel Pedras ...
Rita
Adriano de Jesus ...
Cacazinho
Luciano Vidigal ...
Mario
Andressa Furletti ...
Alice
Wanderson 'Petão' Lopes ...
Cinézio (as Wanderson Petão)
Marcio Augusto ...
First Cop
Henrique Rodrigues ...
Second Cop
Bruna Di Tullio ...
Blue-eyed girl (as Bruna di Túlio)
Lorena Da Silva ...
Archictecture Professor
Mariana Durán ...
Mariana
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Paulo Halm ...
Sociology Professor
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The story of three friends in Rio de Janeiro. When a patient at the hospital where Paulo interns asks him to get in touch with her sons, the three friends are pulled out of their tranquil lives and drawn into a web of violence and police corruption.

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The film was intended to be set in 1968, hence the title "Forbidden to Forbid", the motto of the French students riots of May 1968. Director Durán eventually decided to set the story in the present times. See more »

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Very interesting movie on youth and the sudden discovery of reality
30 April 2007 | by (Sao Paulo, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Paulo is an alienated medicine student who's ever getting stoned. His roommate, Leon, a brilliant afrobrazilian sociology student dates the beautiful and rich Leticia, who studies Architecture. What seems to be another inconsequent movie about young people, their passions and a love triangle grows into a very interesting story when one of Paulo's terminal patients asks him to find her sons before she dies. The three students find themselves involved in the hard reality of the live in the favela.

Good acting, very nice choice of locations settings, showing the beauty hidden in the most unattractive part of Rio de Janeiro, incredible soundtrack and, most of all, a very precise pace make this film a really good surprise


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