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Once Upon a Time in Rio (2008)
"Era Uma Vez..." (original title)

 -  Drama | Romance  -  25 July 2008 (Brazil)
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Dé (Thiago Martins) is a boy born and raised in the slums of Cantagalo, in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro... See full synopsis »

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terrible drama
12 September 2009 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Nothing like "Cidade da Deus" (City of God), Era uma vez... is a good movie, very realistic but with some problems of screenplay at the final. I don't know why they -the director and the writer- choose that final, is not necessary. Love story, big drama in a wonderful city with many faces like Rio de Janeiro. In this movie you can see the cruelty of the reality in a country where the injustice are so common to poor people. People live and die in Rio but if you put the attention in their faces you can't understand why they look so happy every day of their life's. I being there, in a funk party at night, and when I saw this movie I realize how unconscious was I to went there. May be because many of the people who live in the "morros" are workers and honest. If you are interest to know a little more than the wonderful beaches, women, men and the happy faces that you can see in the beach, this is a good movie to experiment how they live and how many injustice happened in our world.


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