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Brainstorm (2000)

Bicho de Sete Cabeças (original title)
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

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rodrigo Santoro ... Wilson Souza Neto
Othon Bastos Othon Bastos ... Sr. Wilson Souza (Pai)
Cássia Kis Cássia Kis ... Meire Souza (Mãe) (as Cássia Kiss)
Dani Nefussi Dani Nefussi ... Neto's Sister (as Daniela Nefussi)
Jairo Mattos Jairo Mattos ... Enfermeiro Ivan
Altair Lima ... Dr. Cintra
Lineu Dias Lineu Dias ... Interno Jornalista
Caco Ciocler ... Interno Rogério
Gero Camilo Gero Camilo ... Interno Ceará
Marcos Cesana Marcos Cesana ... Interno Bil
Luis Miranda Luis Miranda ... Enfermeiro Marcelo
Valeria Alencar Valeria Alencar ... Leninha
Gustavo Machado Gustavo Machado ... Lobo
Cláudio Carneiro Cláudio Carneiro ... Alex
Talita Castro 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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Official Sites:

Buriti Filmes Ltda.

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

22 June 2001 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Brainstorm See more »

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Budget:

$700,000 (estimated)
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The odd title ("animal with seven heads") is actually a popular expression in Brazil, and is used to describe something very complicated or complex. See more »

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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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just a bad movie that's all
25 February 2009 | by marcopontualSee all my reviews

Bicho de Sete Cabeças is one of those movies that you wait to get good until you realize the movie is almost over and that moment never came.

The plot makes you wonder all the time why the main character (Neto) isn't saying what he is supposed to in order to get out of the situations. He screams and bashes objects after he is specifically told not to otheriwise he would go to shock therapy. He takes a lot of the medicine the hospital gives him daily even after one of the internees tells him it is bad for them and he should just pretend he's taking it. He doesn't hide his face when he drugs up a nurse to burn a basket of medicine. He doesn't say anything that makes sense when trying to make his parents take him out of the hospital.

On the top of it all you have a truly annoying soundtrack featuring Arnaldo Antunes, a guy that is known for sounding like he is burping when trying to sing.

God I better stop there I'm getting nervous just to talk about it again. If that is not enough to stop you from watching that movie, well, maybe you will like it then.


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