6.5/10
219
1 user 9 critic

A Erva do Rato (2008)

The names of the characters are pronouns. She is a teacher, with his father dead just three days ago. Faced with this situation, He intends to take care of her while He is alive. This is the beginning of an odd relationship.

Director:

Reviews
2 nominations. See more awards »

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A gravedigger prowls the city in search of a female to bear him a son.

Director: José Mojica Marins
Stars: José Mojica Marins, Magda Mei, Nivaldo Lima
Finisterrae (2010)
Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two ghosts walk along the Camino of Santiago.

Director: Sergio Caballero
Stars: Pau Nubiola, Santi Serra, Pavel Lukiyanov
Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Young housewife Helena is on the verge of fulfilling a dream as she prepares to open her own business: a neighborhood grocery store. She hires a maid, Paula, to take care of her house and ... See full summary »

Directors: Marco Dutra, Juliana Rojas
Stars: Helena Albergaria, Marat Descartes, Naloana Lima
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Anna, a detached and diffident director, arrives in Germany to show her latest film; she checks into a hotel, invites a stranger to her bed, and abruptly tells him to leave. He asks her to ... See full summary »

Director: Chantal Akerman
Stars: Aurore Clément, Helmut Griem, Magali Noël
Estamira (2004)
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Documentary about Estamira, a 63-year-old woman who's been working for over 20 years at a landfill in Rio de Janeiro. Schizophrenic, but very charismatic, she's the leader of a small ... See full summary »

Director: Marcos Prado
Stars: Estamira
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

History of a famous Brazilian bandit of the early seventies.

Director: Hector Babenco
Stars: Reginaldo Faria, Ana Maria Magalhães, Milton Gonçalves
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Union leader's son doesn't want to engage in a strike, because his wife is pregnant, thus disregarding his father's tradition of political activism.

Director: Leon Hirszman
Stars: Gianfrancesco Guarnieri, Fernanda Montenegro, Carlos Alberto Riccelli
Animation | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A feature-length narrative animated film from one of the directors of Fimfárum 2. Mysterious and extraordinary stories of loneliness. What all can happen during one night in one city? Do ... See full summary »

Director: Jan Balej
Stars: Jirí Lábus
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Five years before the events in the television series take place, Rui and Vani meet and fall in love on the day of their respective wedding ceremonies - to different people, in the same church.

Director: José Alvarenga Jr.
Stars: Luiz Fernando Guimarães, Fernanda Torres, Marisa Orth
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A dreamy, absurdist fantasy film based on Indonesian legends. Asa is the daughter of a seer. To escape her mother's clutches, she lives hidden in a forest. One day, she is collected by a dog, who turns out to be a man sent by her mother.

Director: Ismail Basbeth
Stars: Tara Basro, Ratu Anandita, Cornelio Sunny
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A woman gets off a train by mistake and finds herself stranded alone with a peculiar man who doesn't even speak her language.

Director: Jos Stelling
Stars: Jim van der Woude, Stéphane Excoffier, John Kraaykamp
Big Jato (2016)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The rite of passage from youth that has poetry as its guiding light, and prose as its basis.

Director: Cláudio Assis
Stars: Marcelia Cartaxo, Clarice Fantini, Jards Macalé
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
...
Man
Alessandra Negrini ...
Woman
Edit

Storyline

After meeting in a cemetery on the seashore, a man (Selton Mello) proposes to a woman (Alessandra Negrini) to take care of her. She accepts the offer, which makes them live together. For a long time he tells stories about the geography of Rio de Janeiro, the poisons prepared by the Indians and Greek mythology. Until, noticing her fatigue, he decides to buy a camera. She soon becomes your muse, being the main focus of all your photos. When he discovers that a mouse is gnawing on the photographs taken, he spreads several mousetraps around the house. But gradually he discovers that the animal is not so unwanted. Written by lament

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 June 2009 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Farenin Otu  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Experimental and quite difficult to swallow
30 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

Experimental and quite difficult to swallow kind of movie. The story is not interesting and although there are artistic concepts the overall movie is not good. The rat is quite idiot and remember a lot a French movie called Sitcom, but even less interesting and more "poetic" in a boring way.

It's quite surprising that you could get Selton Mello's acting and the beautiful nudity of Alessandra Negrini (playboy magazine worth's more) and make such a lousy movie.

The movie is longer than it should be, the story clearly fits in a short movie and it drags itself in such a huge effort that you feel really good when it finally ends.

Really disappointing.


14 of 25 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See one user review »

Contribute to This Page