When Fernando Pamplona is suddenly dismissed from the samba school 'Salgueiro' in 1974, his assistant Joaosinho Trinta accepts the challenge of preparing the school for the carnival in ... See full summary »
Lincoln, who's not yet 18, leads a straight life most of the time: he has a girl friend, goes to dances, jokes with guys. But he also has a secret life, in which he's drawn to dark places ... 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.
Lisbela is a young woman who loves going to the movies. Leléu is a con man, going from town to town selling all sort of things and performing as master of ceremonies for some cheesy numbers... See full summary »
Short stories revolving around a bar and a hotel in Recife, unveil a mosaic of exotic characters living in the Brazilian underground: a butcher married with an evangelical woman, a ... See full summary »
Former political activist receives compensation money for her husband's disappearance during Brazilian dictatorship. Now, she is able to afford a new home. While moving, however, a visitor obligates her to review her entire history.
1980s. Juliano and Joaquin are best friends who get excited when learning of Serra Pelada, the largest open pit gold mine decides to leave from St. Paul and to the local dreaming of wealth.... See full summary »
The lively João Grilo and the sly Chicó are poor guys living in the hinterland who cheat a bunch of people in a small Northeast Brazil town. But when they die, they have to be judged by ... See full summary »
When Fernando Pamplona is suddenly dismissed from the samba school 'Salgueiro' in 1974, his assistant Joaosinho Trinta accepts the challenge of preparing the school for the carnival in record time, having lost the support of the person who had been his boss, his greatest mentor and friend until then. TRINTA tells the story of Joaosinho's first carnival, a parade of artistic innovations, technical challenges and personal dramas. Written by