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Morrer Como Um Homem (2009)

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A transsexual woman tries to erase any past history of herself as a male. Struggling with a young male lover and a problematic son.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Chandra Malatitch ...
Zé Maria
John Jesus Romão ...
Mendes (as John Romão)
Ivo Barroso ...
Cardoso
Gonçalo Ferreira De Almeida ...
Maria Bakker
Miguel Loureiro ...
Paula
Francisco Peres ...
Médico cirurgião plástico
Fernando Santos ...
Tonia
Cindy Scrash ...
Irene
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Carlos
Jenni La Rue ...
Jenny (as Jenny Larrue)
Gonçalo Mendes ...
Sergio
Alexander David ...
Rosário
Fernando Gomes ...
Teixeira
André Murraças ...
Dr. Felgueiras
Amãndio Coroado ...
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Storyline

A transsexual woman tries to erase any past history of herself as a male. Struggling with a young male lover and a problematic son.

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Drama | Music

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Release Date:

8 April 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Morir como un hombre  »

Box Office

Budget:

€240,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,346 (USA) (8 April 2011)

Gross:

$3,939 (USA) (27 May 2011)
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(Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Soundtracks

Mulher sentimental
Music and Lyrics by Peter Yellowstone and Robert Danova
Performed by Fernando Santos and Cindy Scrash
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Maybe It's Me, But I Found This Completely Uninvolving
9 March 2013 | by (Watertown, Mass.) – See all my reviews

Well, my late uncle was the fabulous "Sylvia Sidney," long the preeminent drag performer in Boston. I was certainly predisposed to like this movie. It ended up being just the second critically-acclaimed movie I've ever given up on in my life (out of 1000+), and the first that I gave up on because I thought it wasn't good. (The other was "Russian Ark," an obviously brilliant film which I simply couldn't make any sense of because I knew nothing of Russian or art history.) Rodriguez has a knack for conceiving arresting images (the back of the DVD case has a few such stills), but I found his sense of where to put the camera absolutely alien; I kept on saying to myself "I would never frame this shot that way." To my eyes and brain, it had the look and rhythm of a student film.

I know others have praised the performances, but I found them flat nearly to the point of amateurishness. There's nothing to like about any of the characters in the first 45 minutes (as far as I got), and I ordinarily have no problem with that; if the actors can communicate the inner pain that drives them to be so difficult, I readily empathize (see my review of Greenberg). If the actors just seem to be stating their lines, that's another story.

It's a shame, because (as the other reviewer notes) there's a good film here waiting to get out. I could imagine watching the same narrative and being entranced, if it were well-acted and shot by a director with talent, oops, I mean whose cinematic style resonated with me. I honestly can't say for certain that Rodriguez is barely competent behind the camera (and with actors) and has been given enormous slack by the critical community because of his subject matter. It's possible that his aesthetic is simply opposite mine. But I will note then when I watch Godard or Ozu, whose styles don't mesh well with my brain, I'm still aware that they're freakin' good: they're just not to my taste.


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