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Lower City (2005)

Cidade Baixa (original title)
R | | Drama | 2 December 2005 (UK)
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Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered.

Director:

Sérgio Machado

Writers:

Karim Aïnouz (as Karim Ainouz), Sérgio Machado | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lázaro Ramos ... Deco
Wagner Moura ... Naldinho
Alice Braga ... Karinna
Maria Menezes Maria Menezes ... Luzinete
Joao Miguel Leonelli Joao Miguel Leonelli ... Pharmacist
Débora Santiago Débora Santiago ... Sirlene
Hugo Rodas Hugo Rodas ... Chilean Commander
Divina Valéria Divina Valéria ... Zilu
Dois Mundos Dois Mundos ... Himself
Gerónimo Gerónimo ... Fuá
Fernando Fulco Fernando Fulco ... Delegate
David Herman David Herman ... English Commander
Olga Machado Olga Machado ... Doctor
Fernanda de Freitas ... Nilma
Ricardo Luedy Ricardo Luedy ... Client of Karinna
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Storyline

Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered. Written by fabreu

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Love to live. Live to love.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Océan Films [France] | Official site | See more »

Country:

Brazil | UK

Language:

Portuguese | Spanish | English

Release Date:

2 December 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lower City See more »

Filming Locations:

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,199, 18 June 2006

Gross USA:

$130,794

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$228,640
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Goofs

In closer shots of Karinna on the stripper pole, we can see that she is wearing panties. In farther-away shots, she appears full-frontally nude, putting said panties on. See more »

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References The Hot Chick (2002) See more »

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A visually arresting Latino fest
20 December 2005 | by dannyjapanSee all my reviews

Cidade Baixa is more of an accomplished film than you might think. The locations and the camera-work are well presented, The acting is very realistic and the main actress is beautiful as well as talented. It may not be City of God or even Central Station but this film is well paced and full of energy. The Cane and Abel style relationship between the two male leads becomes integral to the film's message: should you let a woman get in the way of a friendship. Well quite frankly you shouldn't as love and lust can be destructive as well as invigorating - how this manifests itself in the film is something I won't go into so as not to spoil it for you. Anyway, I thoroughly enjoyed the film and I would recommend anybody to watch it.


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