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Journey to the End of the Night (2006)

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The tale of a son and his father separately plotting to escape the desolation of their lives in the lurid underworld of Brazil's sex industry.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... Paul
Yasiin Bey ... Wemba (as Mos Def)
Scott Glenn ... Sinatra
Catalina Sandino Moreno ... Angie
Alice Braga ... Monique
Matheus Nachtergaele Matheus Nachtergaele ... Nazda
Ruy Polanah Ruy Polanah ... The Soothsayer
Gilson Adalberto Gomes Gilson Adalberto Gomes ... Samy (as Gilson Gomes)
Luke Denis Nolan Luke Denis Nolan ... Lazare
Milhem Cortaz ... Rodrigo
Antonio Pinto ... Detective Moosbruger
Ana Paula Demambro Ana Paula Demambro ... Drena (as Ana Paula De Mambro)
Marcio Garcia Marcio Garcia ... Club Manager
Ingrid Costa Silva Ingrid Costa Silva ... Club Hostess
Cristina Sverzuti Cristina Sverzuti ... Prostitute #2 (as Cristina Sverzuti Fidencio)
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In a dark and decadent area of São Paulo, the exiled Americans Sinatra and his son Paul own a brothel. Paul is a compulsive gambler addicted in cocaine and his father is married with the former prostitute Angie, and they have a little son. When a client is killed by his wife in their establishment, they find a suitcase with drugs. In the night that they have scheduled a negotiation with African buyers, their African liaison dies while having sex with the travesty Nazda. Sinatra proposes to the Nigerian dishwasher of the brothel, Wemba, to travel to the harbor of Santos, close the business with the drug dealers and in return he would receive a large amount. Wemba accepts but while returning to his car in the harbor, he is attacked by two smalltime thieves and passes out. His lack of contact with Sinatra and Paul leads to a sequence of misunderstandings with a tragic end. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Where life is cheap... and hope is priceless. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong violence and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug use | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 January 2007 (Netherlands) See more »

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The Little Thief See more »

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Budget:

$6,200,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$49,172
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Dolby Digital

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1.78 : 1
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The movie shares its title with a famous French novel of the same name, though not related in content. The novel "Journey to the End of the Night" (O: "Voyage au bout de la nuit") was written by Louis-Ferdinand Céline and published in 1932. See more »

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The Night of Entwined Mistakes
10 October 2007 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In a dark and decadent area of São Paulo, the exiled Americans Sinatra (Scott Glenn) and his son Paul (Brendan Fraser) own a brothel. Paul is a compulsive gambler addicted in cocaine and his father is married with the former prostitute Angie (Catalina Sandino Moreno), and they have a little son. When a client is killed by his wife in their establishment, they find a suitcase with drugs. In the night that they have scheduled a negotiation with African buyers, their African liaison dies while having sex with the travesty Nazda (Matheus Nachtergaele). Sinatra proposes to the Nigerian dishwasher of the brothel, Wemba (Mos Def), to travel to the harbor of Santos, close the business with the drug dealers and in return he would receive a large amount. Wemba accepts but while returning to his car in the harbor, he is attacked by two smalltime thieves and passes out. His lack of contact with Sinatra and Paul leads to a sequence of misunderstandings with a tragic end.

"Journey to the End of the Night" is a movie about losers that have a second chance in life, but waste it along a night of entwined mistakes. None of the characters is totally evil, they are ambiguous and develop a sort of empathy with the viewer. Scott Glenn plays an owner of a brothel, but also a family man concerned with the future of his son. The addicted and violent character of Brendan Fraser has a deep trauma from his childhood. Angie, played by Catalina Sandino Moreno, is divided between Sinatra and Paul. Wemba, played by Mos Def, is a simple honest worker that accepts to participate in a dirty business to raise easy money. The excellent Brazilian actor Matheus Nachtergaele performs a travesty in a key role. Watching this film somehow I slightly recalled "After Hours", a comedy of errors in New York. The lighting uses weird colors (yellow, red, green) and together with the bad weather, highlights the underworld of a poor and dark area in the cold São Paulo, in a film-noir style. The story is predictable, there are many coincidences, but I liked this movie. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "12 Horas Até o Amanhecer" ("12 Hours Until Dawn")


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