Psychological thriller larded with manga-like animations about the young, poor comic strip illustrator Nina, living with her mean landlady. She sinks further and further into a violent fantasy world.

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Heitor Dhalia
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Cast

Credited cast:
Guta Stresser Guta Stresser ... Nina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Milhem Cortaz ... Carlão
Anderson Faganello Anderson Faganello ... Tatuado / Tatoo Boy
Abrahão Farc Abrahão Farc ... Sr. Freak
Juliana Galdino Juliana Galdino ... Ana
Heitor Goldflus Heitor Goldflus ... Homem na lanchonete
Ailton Graça Ailton Graça ... Policial / Policeman #3
Sabrina Greve Sabrina Greve ... Sofia
Luiza Mariani Luiza Mariani ... Alice (as Luíza Mariani)
Altamiro Martins Altamiro Martins ... Médico / Doctor
Selton Mello ... Amigo de Ana / Ana's Friend
Wagner Moura ... Cego / Blind Man
Myrian Muniz Myrian Muniz ... Eulália
Matheus Nachtergaele Matheus Nachtergaele ... Pintor / Painter #2
Walter Portela Walter Portela ... Detetive #1
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Psychological thriller larded with manga-like animations about the young, poor comic strip illustrator Nina, living with her mean landlady. She sinks further and further into a violent fantasy world.

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Brazil

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Portuguese

Release Date:

28 January 2004 (Netherlands) See more »

Also Known As:

Нина See more »

Filming Locations:

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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BRL 2,442,740 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Raskolnikov draws cartoons in Sao Paulo
17 July 2004 | by RogerSee all my reviews

A farcical, highly abridged adaptation of Dostoevsky's _Crime and Punishment_ set in contemporary Sao Paulo. The protagonist is an underemployed girl who wallpapers her room with the dark, manga-like cartoons she draws. This is perhaps indicative of her introversion, her immersion in a world of fantastic ideas and impressions; when events elicit highly charged reactions, these are rendered as cartoons. The girl's nemesis is her shrewish, niggardly landlady, who is rendered very convincingly detestable (in far more detail than Alena Ivanovna was). How Nina deals with her will come as no surprise to readers of the original novel but here that crime becomes a culmination of the story rather than its centerpiece. The focus, instead, is on the straitened youthful existence that leads up to it. A highlight of the film is Nina's encounter and tryst with a very characterful blind man.

"Nina" is an entertaining affair with none of the religious depth and anxiety of the book it is based on.


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