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Bicho de Sete Cabeças (2000)

A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Wilson Souza Neto
Othon Bastos ... Sr. Wilson Souza (Pai)
Cássia Kis ... Meire Souza (Mãe) (as Cássia Kiss)
Dani Nefussi ... Neto's Sister (as Daniela Nefussi)
Jairo Mattos ... Enfermeiro Ivan
... Dr. Cintra
Lineu Dias ... Interno Jornalista
Caco Ciocler ... Interno Rogério
Gero Camilo ... Interno Ceará
Marcos Cesana ... Interno Bil
Luis Miranda ... Enfermeiro Marcelo
Valeria Alencar ... Leninha
Gustavo Machado ... Lobo
Cláudio Carneiro ... Alex
Talita Castro ... Bel
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A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs on his pocket. The marijuana cigarette is just the final drop that exposes the family tragedy. Send to a mental institution, Neto gets to know a completely absurd, inhumane reality in which the people are devoured by a corrupt and cruel institution system. The documentary type language used by the director give this movie a sensation of realty that increases even more the impact of the emotions Neto goes through. In the mental institution, Neto is forced to mature. The transformations that he goes through change this relations with his father. Written by Cecilia Bernardi

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22 June 2001 (Brazil)  »

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$700,000 (estimated)
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References One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) See more »

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O Seu Olhar
by Arnaldo Antunes
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Brilliant performance by Rodrigo Santoro,if it were an American film, he would have won Oscar.
3 February 2012 | by See all my reviews

This film is brilliant, flawless performances and beautifully told story, coupled with the beautiful soundtrack. Unfortunately Brazilian films still suffer discrimination even here.

I would love people to disclose this marvelous work.

When I see the potential of this movie, seriously believe that would be worthy of an Oscar, two or three Oscar's. Not that Oscar is so important to the quality of a film if the film did not win is not a sign that he is not good.

Briefly, this movie demonstrates what happens when people are prejudiced, and prefer to push the issue to another, than face it. And still today, because it shows that you treat marijuana like crazy, can only worsen things.


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