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The Way He Looks (2014)
"Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho" (original title)

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Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.



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Ghilherme Lobo ...
Fabio Audi ...
Tess Amorim ...
Lúcia Romano ...
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Selma Egrei ...
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Victor Filgueiras ...
Pedro Carvalho ...
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Matheus Abreu ...
Naruna Costa ...
Professora Ana
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Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo making him question his plans. Written by Daniel Ribeiro

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Not every love happens at first sight.


Drama | Romance


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Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Way He Looks  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$26,334 (USA) (7 November 2014)


$99,786 (USA) (20 February 2015)

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(35 mm version)

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2.35 : 1
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One of the three projects selected for the Rencontres Jeunes Réalisateurs of the Festival Biarritz Amérique Latine - Cinémas et Cultures (2009). See more »


During the camping trip pool scene, the pool side chairs which Gabriel and Leo go to sit down on are a noticeable distance apart in the long shot. When the shot changed to the close up they are right beside each other. See more »


Gabriel: If you stole a kiss, how would you return it?
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Spun-off from Eu Não Quero Voltar Sozinho (2010) See more »


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Maravilhoso! Beautiful!
10 April 2014 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I was extremely excited with this movie, in the launch of the movie i was there, when the movie finished I was extremely happy and stayed on the theater to watch again and now I can say that this movie is exceptional! The story isn't just about a gay romance, it's about adolescence and the discover and experiment. Guilherme Lobo it's incredible in this role, Fabio Audi do a Gabriel that oscillates in the innocence and in the desire of finding himself, Tess Amorim is wonderful she isn't in the couple, but she's important and big part of her role is passed trough her faces. The direction and photography are flawless, the soundtrack is phenomenal. The movie is very "go with the flow", the both times that I watched passed very fast, because the movie unfolds in such a great way that you can't notice how fast the movie ends. The Way He Looks is a great movie! If you like gay themed movies or adolescent movies, this is a must-see and if you watch you will see how beautiful this movie is and will fall in love by this movie like I did.

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