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Praia do Futuro (2014)

Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 27 February 2015 (USA)
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Shortly after failing to rescue a drowning man, Donato meets Konrad, a friend of the victim. They soon begin a relationship which seems doomed from the start, while Donato's past catches up with him.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jesuíta Barbosa ...
Ayrton
Fred Lima ...
Heiko
Thomas Aquino ...
Jefferson (as Thomás Aquino)
Maj. Barreto ...
Diver 1
Marcus Davis Andrade Braga ...
Diver 2
Savio Ygor Ramos ...
Ayrton (10 years old) (as Sávio Ygor Ramos)
Demick Lopes ...
Captain Motta (as Démick Lopes)
Jean Philippe Kodjo Adabra ...
Grocery Clerk
Sabine Timoteo ...
Heiko's Wife
Yannik Burwiek ...
Heiko's Son (as Yannik Burwieck)
Christoph Zrenner ...
School Janitor
Natascha Paulick ...
Bartender
Ingo Naujoks ...
Mechanic
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Shortly after failing to rescue a drowning man, Donato meets Konrad, a friend of the victim. They soon begin a relationship which seems doomed from the start, while Donato's past catches up with him.

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Drama | Romance

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Release Date:

27 February 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Futuro Beach  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,324 (USA) (1 March 2015)

Gross:

$20,262 (USA) (10 May 2015)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Clemens Schick, he and Wagner Moura did not get along when they first met, but became close friends after filming their scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Konrad drives around on a KTM in Germany, the motor noise you hear is clearly from a 4-in-a-row cylinders engine. But KTM only manufactures 1 and 2 cylinders motors that would never sound like this. See more »

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Written by David Bowie and Brian Eno
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Beautiful, Filmic, Thoughtful, and Completely Unsentimental
24 May 2015 | by (wisconsin) – See all my reviews

This is one of those films that–when you read the story synopsis–sounds like it will be utter sentimental tripe, lousy with cliché-ridden dialog.

This film is anything but.

This is one of the best gay male-themed films I've seen in a long time. I'd put it right up there with Weekend in quality, but the two films couldn't be more different. Weekend is dialog-driven, Futuro Beach is not. There are long spans where nobody says much of anything; you just observe.

In the beginning, the story doesn't seem like it of holds a lot of promise.

But just wait. When this film shifts gears, it really shifts gears. It's impossible to predict where it's going next, always a sure sign of a good movie, IMO.

While the dialog is sparse and unsentimental, there is emotion all around. The men may be terse with each other, but they're expressive. We don't know if they're in love. That's how unsentimental this movie is. The words "I love you" are never going to be spoken in this modern relationship. What we do know is that there is a dynamic between them that neither wants to abandon.

The themes of this movie are big: life (truly living) and death (just existing). So you might be tempted to assign life-message metaphors to the locale and action. Don't. Just let the film wash over you. This is one of those rare movies that immerses you in its own universe, and by doing so, gives you some insight into your own.


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