André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes ... See full summary »
Renata de Lélis,
Best buddies Acerola and Laranjinha, about to turn 18, discover things about their missing fathers' pasts which will shatter their solid friendship, in the middle of a war between rival drug gangs from Rio's favelas.
Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during... See full summary »
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.
Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers... See full summary »
Acting coach Fátima Toledo was initially involved with production, but dropped out of the film after an argue with director Bruno Barreto. He stated her work was leaving an imprint and interfering with his own work, that is directing the actors. See more »
Very well done, more than convincing. Rio shown with no softeners as a place where life doesn't worth much. This is just one more of the Brazilian 'reality' movies which sends any Hollywood crime story to kindergarten. 'Good' thing about Hollywood work is that you go and sleep after watching a movie but this Brazilian film reality is so convincing that really shocks you and stays after the film. That is the difference between being entertained and being moved. Thumbs up for that considering the fact that we do not watch a documentary while the movie is made real as one. Excellent portrait of the society and its structural relations. Superb acting and very good directing.
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