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Cão Sem Dono (2007)

 -  Drama  -  11 May 2007 (Brazil)
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Credited cast:
Júlio Andrade ...
Ciro
Luiz Carlos V. Coelho ...
Elomar
Marcos Contreras ...
Lárcio
Janaína Kremer Motta ...
Ana (as Janaína Kremer)
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Marcela
Roberto Oliveira ...
Pai
Sandra Possani ...
Mãe
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In Porto Alegre, the unemployed Ciro has a dull life in a simple apartment with a nameless stray dog that he had found on the streets. Ciro is supported by his parents and works every now and then in translation of Russian. When he meets the aspirant actress Marcela, who dreams on traveling to other places, they immediately fall in love for each other. However, Marcela has a lymphoma and travels for a treatment, and alone Marcelo becomes depressed and returns to his parents home. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Great acting, but the film is sunk by a terrible story telling technique...
5 June 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Brazil has produced some strong efforts on the cinema front as of late. I am a semi-fluent Portuguese speaker who enjoys watching a lot of Brazilian Cinema to enhance my understanding of the language and culture.

With that being said, this movie bored me to tears. The technique used to tell the "story" makes this feel more like voyeurism than a film. I felt like I was trapped in a room with the most boring person in Brazil. It seems like most of the movie consists of countless minutes of uncomfortable silence and worthless dialog that has nothing to do with the story. Therefore it drags and seems much longer than it actually is.

The director intentionally wanted us to feel like we were sitting in the corner quietly observing. Therefore, there is a total lack of any kind of a soundtrack. In my opinion this really brings the film down. I feel that the director totally dropped the ball by choosing to deliver the story in this manner. This technique may have worked with colorful characters and colorful story. However, we get neither in this film.

The best thing I can say is that the actors did their part. However, superb acting is not enough to save this bore-fest. We could have also done without the horrendous, off key, bedroom singing performance by Marcela.


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