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December (2008)

Feliz Natal (original title)
Caio is 40 years old and lives in the country of Rio de Janeiro, where he owns a scrap-metal yard. On the Christmas Eve he goes to the capital to visit his family and friends. Finally he ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Leonardo Medeiros ...
Caio
Darlene Glória ...
Mércia
Paulo Guarnieri ...
Theo
Graziella Moretto ...
Fabi (as Graziela Moretto)
Lúcio Mauro ...
Miguel
Fabricio Reis ...
Bruno
Thelmo Fernandes ...
Neto
Cláudio Mendes ...
Thales
Daniel Torres ...
Vitor
Rose Abdallah ...
Célia
Lucas Guarnieri ...
Thiago
Liz Maggini Seraphin ...
Bia
Hossein Minussi ...
Alex
Emiliano Queiroz ...
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Marília
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Caio is 40 years old and lives in the country of Rio de Janeiro, where he owns a scrap-metal yard. On the Christmas Eve he goes to the capital to visit his family and friends. Finally he will be able to meet a man he has not seen for a long time: himself. Written by Anonymous

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Pretentious and Boring
5 July 2009 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

On Christmas Eve, the disturbed owner of a junkyard Caio (Leonardo Medeiros) leaves his wife and travels alone from the countryside to Rio de Janeiro to visit his dysfunctional family and old friends. He is not welcomed by his father and his brother, and he spends the holiday in the house of his former friends that have not grown-up. Further, he recalls the traumatic car accident that he provoked where a young woman died.

The debut of the great actor Selton Mello as director could not be worse. "Feliz Natal" is a pretentious and boring movie that discloses in an extremely slow pace an unpleasant and depressing story of a traumatized man, his dysfunctional family and lazy friends. The performances are excellent but the not well resolved screenplay does not support the actors and actresses. The awful camera work is kept in close most of the time; the edition, lighting and cinematography are extremely poor; and the tedious music score with very few notes is repetitive and monotonous. My vote is two.

Title (Brazil): "Feliz Natal" ("Merry Christmas")


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