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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

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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I went to the cinema expecting to watch a good movie with strong dialogues,but it was much better!!!Bicho de sete cabeças is not a good movie ,it is just fantastic.Rodrigo Santoro plays Neto a young boy who lieves taking drugs,disturbing people and having a dangerous life. When Neto's father discover that he take drugs ,his parent dicide to put him in a mental imstitution where he receives eletric shocks and many drugs to turn him in a "normal" guy.He goes in a deeply hell. The movie brings you to the reality of this kind of institute , the horrible relashionship of the father to his son , and the world of drugs. Rodrigo Santoro will surprise you with the best performance of the year,Othon Bastos and Cassia kiss are the parents that have a lot of disturbing behavior.You have never seen anything like this movie. Be prepeared for a strong movie ,for crying scenes and Excellents performances.


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