In the outskirts of São Paulo, the former teacher Carmo was forced to quit teaching by her chauvinist husband and lawyer, Henrique, and misses her students and colleagues from the public school. Rosa, a former teacher, has a love affair with Soares and feels uncomfortable with the situation. Dália, also a teacher, supports her brother, Affonso, an addict who lives with her. Affonso has an affair with Carmona, a journalist, after leaving her lover Fernanda. When Aninha is raped by Nivaldo, her partner João beats her. Henrique takes her to his home under custody and she helps Carmo with the housekeeping. All these lives entwine in tragedies and are affected by their ultimate decisions.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
A weak and pointless drama about the lives of three female teachers (Faria, Abujamra and Stefania) in a public school in the outskirts of São Paulo. All the time the movies tries hard to be taut, compelling but fails miserably developing only a shallow and not original plot .If you really want to know more about the social problems in a country like Brazil see "Pixote" by Hector Babenco instead this one. Anyhow, Blat gives a good performance as a crazy junkie. I give this a 05 (five).
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