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Quanto Dura o Amor? (2009)

The story of three young people in search of love amid the frantic pace of São Paulo. What will a relationship unearth of their unspoken past, and can they dare hope for a happy future?

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maria Clara Spinelli ...
Suzana
Sílvia Lourenço ...
Marina
Danni Carlos ...
Justine
Paulo Vilhena ...
Nuno
Gustavo Machado ...
Gil
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Jay
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Michelle
Paula Pretta ...
Wladia
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Caio
Ailton Graça ...
Zelador
Michelle Agnes ...
Pianista do Teatro Infantil
Marcello Airoldi ...
Diretor do comercial
Melina Anthís ...
Esposa na Audiência
Adriana Azenha ...
Vendedora do Sebo
Paola Carraro ...
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Marina, a young woman from Sao Paulo's country side, goes to the capital to follow her dream of becoming a great actress. An old downtown building called "Jaqueline Apartment" is her new home. In the struggle to succeed in the big city, she finds in her neighbors a new true family with whom she creates a strong bond. Written by Anonymous

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Three Melancholic Love Stories in the Cold São Paulo
29 December 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The aspirant actress Marina (Sílvia Lourenço) leaves the countryside and her boyfriend Caio (Sérgio Guizé) for an audition for "Uncle Vanya" in São Paulo. She shares the rent of the apartment of Caio's friend, the lawyer Suzana (Maria Clara Spinelli), in Avenida Paulista and befriends the lonely writer Jay Machado (Fábio Herford) in the playground. Marina goes to the concert of the bisexual singer Justine (Danni Carlo) in a bar nearby her home. On the next day, they have one night stand and Marina has an infatuation for Justine. Meanwhile Suzana's dates her colleague Gil (Gustavo Machado) that falls in love with her. The needy Jay wants a solid relationship with the whore Michelle (Leilah Moreno) but the slut is only interested on the payment in exchange for sexual relations. A couple of days later, Suzana discloses her past to Caio and her revelation affects their romance. Marina learns how Justine is connected to Nuno (Paulo Vilhena). Jay is rejected by Michelle and her pimp.

"Quanto Dura o Amor?" tells three melancholic love stories of people in search of love in the environment of the cold São Paulo. The screenplay entwines the romances of two young artists – a singer and an actress; a writer and a prostitute; and a woman with a surprising past and an associate lawyer. The débutant Maria Clara Spinelli and the Brazilian singer Danni Carlos (listen to her in the Youtube) have awesome performances, maybe due to the tight direction of Roberto Moreira. The rest of the cast is also excellent, but they are experienced actors and actresses therefore there is no surprises in the wonderful performances. This film is another example of the top-notch Brazilian cinema that is capable to produce little gems like this one based on the outstanding stories, screenplays, directors and casts without special effects and limited to very low-budgets. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Quanto Dura o Amor?" ("How Long Love Lasts?")


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