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Not by Chance (2007)

Não Por Acaso (original title)
Three control freaks lose the people they love.

Director:

Philippe Barcinski
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Credited cast:
Rodrigo Santoro ... Pedro
Leonardo Medeiros ... Ênio
Letícia Sabatella ... Lúcia
Branca Messina Branca Messina ... Teresa
Rita Batata Rita Batata ... Bia
Cássia Kis Cássia Kis ... Iolanda (as Cássia Kiss)
Ney Piacentini Ney Piacentini ... Nogueira
Graziella Moretto Graziella Moretto ... Mônica (as Graziela Moretto)
Cacá Amaral Cacá Amaral ... Tobias
Sílvia Lourenço Sílvia Lourenço ... Paula
Giulio Lopes ... Jaime
Milhem Cortaz ... Paiva
Noemi Marinho Noemi Marinho ... Regina
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Zeca Auricchio Zeca Auricchio ... Seu Poli
Renato da Matta Renato da Matta ... Pool Contestant
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Three control freaks lose the people they love.

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Sonhando
Written by Ed Côrtes & Fabio Góes
Performed by Céu
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Very good, low-key
4 April 2008 | by opusv5See all my reviews

I saw this film the other evening at a local Latin-American film festival. Some comments on this film describe it as slow, but the director was establishing a background that widens to include two separate stories originating in a car accident that kills the wife and the girlfriend of the film's central characters; of how those characters cope by dealing with women coming into, then almost exiting, their lives. I found the film subdued (and certainly not dull), the characters believable, their reactions to each other credible. The relationship of Pedro (the pool table carpenter) with Lucia, a businesswoman undergoing career problems, works well: they meet through a mutual contact, become interested in each other, then go through a difficult patch before (it is suggested) becoming reunited. Lucia was worried that he was trying to replace his dead girlfriend with her. Final note: the women, true to the country the film is set in, look good and are good to look at.


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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

7 June 2007 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

No por casualidad See more »

Filming Locations:

São Paulo, Brazil

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$572,836
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color
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