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À Deriva (2009)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 May 2011 (USA)
A 1980s-set drama about a teenage girl undergoing her sexual awakening when she learns about her father's infidelities.

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Ângela
Izadora Armelin ...
Fernanda
Max Huszar ...
Antônio
Débora Bloch ...
Matthew Rougé ...
Louis
Thiare Maia ...
Elvira
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Barman
Maysa Miranda ...
Miranda
Thomas Huszar ...
Rodrigo
Josefina Schiller ...
Isabela
Gabriela Flarys ...
Juliana
Valentine Fontanella ...
Clara
Bernardo Bichucher ...
Peter
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It is the 1980s, and fourteen year-old Filipa is spending her vacation at Búzios with her father, Mathias, her alcoholic mother, Clarice, and her two younger siblings in their beach house. When Filipa feels that the relationship of her parents is deteriorating, she snoops in her father's office. There she finds pictures of Mathias with his American lover Angela hidden in a drawer of his desk. When Mathias and Clarice announce to their children that they are not going to live together for a period, the confused Filipa believes that Angela is responsible for the separation of her parents, though she soon discovers that the marriage of Mathias and Clarice is built on a bed of lies. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Mathias: You're a mother, Clarice ! You're leaving your children, for Christ's sake.
Clarice: No... no. I'm leaving you.
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Be My Baby
Written by Jeff Barry, Ellie Greenwich, Phil Spector
Performed by The Ronettes
Courtesy of Phil Spector International, Inc.
Produced by Phil Spector
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Lost in Coming of Age
5 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

In the 80's, the fourteen year-old Filipa (Laura Neiva) is spending vacations in Búzios with her father, the French writer Mathias (Vincent Cassel), her alcoholic mother Clarice (Débora Bloch) and her two younger siblings in their beach house. When Filipa feels that the relationship of her parents is deteriorating, she snoops in her father's office and finds pictures of Mathias with his American lover Ângela (Camilla Belle) hidden in a drawer of his desk. When Mathias and Clarice announce to their children that they are not going to live together for a period, the confused Filipa believes that Ângela is the responsible for the separation of her parents and discovers that the marriage of Mathias and Clarice is built of lies.

"À Deriva" is the story of Filipa, who is very close to her father in an evident Oedipus Complex, in a moment when her family is falling apart and she feels completely lost in coming of age. The story is very realistic and well acted, and it is impressive how Vincent Cassel, who loves Brazil, speaks a fluent Portuguese. The participation of Camilla Belle, who also speaks a fluent Portuguese, is limited to a few scenes and lines. Unfortunately the subplots are silly and the running time of 97 minutes is excessive for the short drama. Further, the beautiful music score is too repetitive and boring in the end and sometimes so loud that is hard to understand the dialogs. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "À Deriva" ("Adrift")


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