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Cidade Baixa (2005)

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.

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Cast

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

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Love to live. Live to love.

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

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Lower City  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$8,199, 18 June 2006, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$130,578, 24 September 2006
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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 Le collectionneur (2002) See more »

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A little gem!!!
5 December 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is an excellent, well made love triangle story. A little gem. Well worth a look. It gives a fascinating insight into the underclass in Brazilian life. The cock fight scene seemed like a bit of an over allusion to Amores perros but was good nevertheless. Cinematography was fab too. Don't expect to see City of God or Central Station just because its from Brazil. Its a different story that stands up well in its own right. I'm not sure about the translation of the title into the English "Lower City". "Underbelly" might have been a more appropriate title. Alice Braga is very watchable too! I am looking forward to seeing more from this director and his team.


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