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João Pedro Rodrigues
Ana Cristina de Oliveira,
As teenagers, Mari and Caio were best friends. Seven years later, they meet again for an important event in Caio's life and he has a surprising proposition for her, which may change both of their lives.
In an old-time dance hall (the "gafieira") in São Paulo, one evening is all it takes to meet different characters as they remember the past, live the present, wonder about the future, have fun, flirt, fight and, naturally, dance.
In a small town in the countryside in the south of Brazil, a teenager that uses the codename Mr. Tambourine Man spends his time in Internet, at school, smoking pot with his best friend Diego and with his dysfunctional mother. He dreams on leaving his hometown to watch a Bob Dylan's show but seems to be hopeless stranded in the spot. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
'Os famosos e os duendes da morte' is a complex film which talks about depression, loneliness and the condition of the human being in a oppressive society. Once again, a film which don't follows a linear narrative with a begin,a middle and an end, but i'd think that there would be no other way to tell this story but in that somewhat 'non linear' way... But anyways...
This film shows how the Brazilian society repress the youngsters to do things in order to fit in the society standards. We have cleaver allegories about it. The suicide, in there, is the only way to be really free. Obviously, there isn't a subject which i'd agree, but the only way to the character, the main one, be free, is the suicide. It's seems that every person which suffers immensely have this willing. Does not matter the reason of the suffering; the suicide is the only way in this film. For sure, i can see all the poetry and etc in this film, but i'd strongly disagree with almost all the ideas depicted in there. The cinematography is good, we have a few good shots of the bridge, and the soundtrack is stunning... Being said, is a smart film and somewhat beautiful film...just not worthy of a re-watch. 6.5/10
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