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Praça Saens Peña (2008)

 -  Drama  -  2008 (Brazil)
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Paulo works as a high school literature teacher, his wife Teresa is a local shopkeeper, and their daughter Bel is still in school. They live in a rented flat in Saens Peña Square, in the ... See full summary »

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Chico Díaz ...
Paulo
Maria Padilha ...
Teresa
Isabella Meirelles ...
Bel
Gustavo Falcão ...
João
Aldir Blanc ...
Himself
Guti Fraga ...
Macedo
Stella Brajterman ...
Cíntia
Maurício Gonçalves ...
Plínio
Rosane Barros ...
Maria
Regina Melo ...
Mãe do Caio
Caio Reis ...
Caio
Lili Rose ...
Freguesa da Lojinha
Márcio Fonseca ...
Segurança da Rua
Leandra Miranda ...
Corretora
Zé Mário Farias ...
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Paulo works as a high school literature teacher, his wife Teresa is a local shopkeeper, and their daughter Bel is still in school. They live in a rented flat in Saens Peña Square, in the heart of Tijuca, a neighborhood in the North Zone of Rio de Janeiro. An unexpected and alluring job offer may have a profound effect on the routine of this family and even jeopardize a 20-year marriage. Written by Tiago Ribeiro

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Book, Dreams and Infidelity, but Life Goes on
7 October 2011 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Rio de Janeiro, the teacher Paulo Barbosa (Chico Diaz) of São José High-School moves to a rented apartment in Praça Saens Peña in Tijuca when his wife Teresa (Maria Padilha) is pregnant. Years later, Paulo still works in the same high-school where his daughter Bel (Isabella Meirelles) also studies. Teresa works in a coffee shop and the low- middle class family has financial difficulties but and affectionate life.

When Paulo is invited to write a book about Tijuca in a short schedule, Teresa dreams on buying an apartment for the family and convinces Paulo to go with her to visit a flat in Usina. They are received by the owner João (Gustavo Falcão) but the couple can not afford to buy the apartment.

Paulo spends his leisure time writing the book and has no more time for his family. When João meets Teresa in the coffee shop, they have a love affair. Bel is affected by the decisions of her parents, but life goes on.

"Praça Saens Peña" is a film that has a promising beginning but falls in a pointless melodrama. Teresa Barbosa has the middle-class dream of having the family's apartment of their own and sees the chance when her husband is invited to write a book. This expectation turns into an infidelity and a drama, destroying the good premise. In addition, the cinematography is terrible and the external shots are awful. The cast has good performances. As a dweller of Tijuca and living pretty close to Praça Saens Peña, I had great expectations with this film but I was disappointed with the story and screenplay. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Praça Saens Peña" ("Saens Peña Square")


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