A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs... See full summary »
Cássia Kis Magro
The countryside of Rio Grande do Sul, and high-school student, Daniel, spends a normal adolescence life with his family, studying, riding his bicycle, playing games on the Internet and ... See full summary »
In an old-time dance hall (the "gafieira") in São Paulo, one evening is all it takes to meet different characters as they remember the past, live the present, wonder about the future, have fun, flirt, fight and, naturally, dance.
Cássia Kis Magro
Boy tries to help his uncle, guilty of a murder case, to prove his innocence. He thinks the uncle has confessed the crime as a cover-up for his girlfriend, who was the wife of the dead man.... See full summary »
After several behavior problems, João, a teenager (João Pedro Zappa) is admitted to a psychiatric clinic by his family. There he meets Judite ( Deborah Secco) , for who he soon falls in ... See full summary »
The life and times of Cazuza, Brazilian singer/poet/enfant terrible, from his start with rock group "Barão Vermelho", to his death from Aids, in 1990, showing his career, love affairs, and involvement with drugs.
Daniel de Oliveira,
In 2005, high-ranked criminal Barão is planning the heist that inspired the film. He needs to dig a tunnel linking a house to the Banco Central's vault in Fortaleza, where he'll steal millions of (R$) reais.
André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes ... See full summary »
Renata de Lélis,
In São Paulo, 15 year-old Hermano "Mano" and his 17 year-old sensitive brother Pedro are deeply affected by the destruction of their middle-class family when his father, Horácio, leaves their mother, Camila. Mano is still a virgin and has a crush on Valéria, an easy girl that studies in his class, while Pedro is in love with Bia for whom he has promised eternal love. When Mano and Pedro find that their father is gay and that he is the adviser of his new mate Gustavo, they feel their world torn apart. Mano's best friend is Carol, who has a crush on their Physics teacher, Artur, and they share their secrets. In their upper-class high-school, the schoolmates are afraid of the destructive "Blog of Dri Novaes" written by a snoopy mate. When Carol kisses Artur in a cafeteria things suddenly become more complicated. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Most of the young cast had no experience with performing arts when the film was shot, which gave a closer approach to reality, as happened in the film _City of God (2002)_, where most of the actors also had no experience and were mostly slum dwellers. See more »
Its so good to watch a Brazilian movie thats not about violence, misery or slums, nor is a mindless comedy. This one really deserves a look from everyone, principally teenagers.
Things start superb while the characters are being introduced, and the (several) stories are being drawn. You can see the actors are doing a great job; they're really captivating and likable. The directing of Lais Bodanzki is superb from beginning to end.
The only problem I have with this movie is the lack of a main story. The movie tries (and succeeds) at showing each and every aspect of teen years: relationship with parents, sexuality, friends, school, drugs. But in this desire to be so many things, the movie lacks in consistency, which is absolutely clear from the middle to the end. There are a lot of situations that are just disposable, what drags the movie a bit at some parts.
Anyway, considering thats a Brazilian movie, it goes from good to great, knowing we don't have such a film industry as United States. Definitely one of my favorites since City of God. 3/5!
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