In São Paulo, the scheme of the corrupt DA Júlia and her mate, the lawyer Henrique with the gangster Maicom is discovered and sent to the Internal Affairs. Maicom is responsible for ... See full summary »
A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.
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,
Two girlfriends visit a big Brazilian beach festival and decide to just let go. They enjoy the music, booze, drugs and on one steamy afternoon even each other. They also meet a young man and things can't be better. Can this paradise last?
Lívia de Bueno
The life and times of Cazuza, Brazilian singer/poet/enfant terrible, from his start with rock group "Barão Vermelho", to his death from Aids, in 1990, showing his career, love affairs, and involvement with drugs.
Daniel de Oliveira,
Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce ... See full summary »
Luiz Fernando Carvalho
Juliana Carneiro da Cunha
In São Paulo, the scheme of the corrupt DA Júlia and her mate, the lawyer Henrique with the gangster Maicom is discovered and sent to the Internal Affairs. Maicom is responsible for kidnappings, murderers and heists and his only chance is the support of the corrupt and powerful assemblyman Jader Kerteis that demands 2 million-dollars to help him. Meanwhile the "paulistano" Edgar, who killed a mother and her son two years ago in a car accident, invites the "motoboy" and thief Velinha to steal the escorted courier that is carrying the pouch with the money to be delivered to Jader. How their lives are entwined? Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Death gives a reason to our lives. More important then that, death creates a special value for time. If our time on earth was undetermined, life on its own wouldn't make any sense and probably we would still be living without clothes and with a spear on hand. Death is the most powerful agent in nature, it comes to take away the old and make space for the new. Our effort to avoid it and make our short stay here something slightly memorable is what motivates us. Life only ...
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It's nice when we go to the the cinema with little or no expectations. Watching the trailer of "2 Coelhos", with many effects and explosions a la Hollywood, far from what we typically see in Brazilian films, we see the care in the production and editing of scenes and very little of plot of the movie.The trailer is well done, nothing spectacular or intriguing, but interesting enough to make us want to go to see this movie. I entered the room armed, waiting a sterile attempt to emulate the action films, empty and well packaged, I left the room surprised. In the end, the least caught my attention was the visual effects (there was nothing new) but the script, the editing and great performances.
It is not easy to summarize the plot, it is very intricate and full of twists and turns, false clues, comings and goings. Because of the choppy editing and flash backs, sometimes it's difficult to locate in time and space, but in the end, we understand everything all (or almost everything). I think the film needs to be seen more than once. Afonso Poyart, memorize this name, is a talented boy. He wrote the script and came out with a Phantom camera (that records one thousand frames per second) and many ideas in his head.From the style of the film, it is clear that the idols of Poyart are Fernando Meirelles, Christopher Nolan, Guy Ritchie and Tarantino. But he has plenty of talent and personality to create a unique style. I imagine the guy more mature, far from the grip of cinematographic references, and with more financial resources.
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