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Suburban Angels (1987)

Anjos do Arrabalde (original title)
The lives of three teachers in the outskirts of São Paulo, their love lives, their interaction with the poor surroundings, their family problems.


Carlos Reichenbach
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Credited cast:
Betty Faria ... Dália
Clarisse Abujamra Clarisse Abujamra ... Rosa
Irene Stefânia ... Carmo
Vanessa Alves Vanessa Alves ... Aninha
Ênio Gonçalves ... Henrique
Emílio Di Biasi Emílio Di Biasi ... Carmona
Ricardo Blat ... Afonso
Carlos Koppa Carlos Koppa ... Gaúcho
Chica Burza Chica Burza
Kiko Guerra Kiko Guerra ... Nivaldo
Cilas Gregório Cilas Gregório ... João
Elaine Marcondes Elaine Marcondes ... Valéria
José de Abreu ... Soares
Nicole Puzzi Nicole Puzzi ... Fernanda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jessica Canoletti Jessica Canoletti ... Carmo's Daughter


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

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An over estimated drama!
17 January 2002 | by gazineo-1See all my reviews

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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19 February 1987 (Brazil) See more »

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