One day, in the impoverished Brazil of the Nordeste, a boy told us with a smile, "I don't have anything, all I have is my life." These words had a lasting effect on us. Where do people who ...
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One day, in the impoverished Brazil of the Nordeste, a boy told us with a smile, "I don't have anything, all I have is my life." These words had a lasting effect on us. Where do people who only have their own lives draw their strength and resistance from? The film tells the universal story of two children trying to find their place in a brutal world. They ask themselves all kinds of existential questions. This intimacy with their thoughts lies at the heart of the film. The camera aims to be light-footed and to sense every emotion, as close as possible to the faces while looking deep into the eyes. What seethes within them is in the imprint of a humanity that we share with them, that links us to them and that is vital for us. Written by
A great portrayal of life that kids living in the poorest conditions in Brazil have.
The film follows a story of two boys, who are stuck between two choices – to continue farming which really consists of having a little field and couple of farm animals to tend after or try to make it to the bigger world at the local gas station where they help out often just for small coins or some food. Often, they go hungry all day and just end up stealing leftovers at the gas station's fast food place.
The boys' biggest focus is to stay away from drugs and live a normal life making money to support themselves, while at the same time battling mood swings which often bring out the question of suicide. When you consider the boys being less than 15 years old, those are some tough thoughts to have and decisions to make at that age..
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