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Not Rated | | Comedy , Drama | 23 March 2007 (Brazil)
A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.

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Heitor Dhalia
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Cast

Credited cast:
Selton Mello ... Lourenço
Paula Braun Paula Braun ... Garconete
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paulo Alves Paulo Alves ... PM 1
Susana Alves Susana Alves ... Samanta Rose
Roberto Audio Roberto Audio ... Homem da Flauta
Flavio Bauraqui Flavio Bauraqui ... Homem da Caixa de Música
Boi Boi ... Mendigo
Alice Braga ... Garçonete Dois
Calico Calico ... Homem da Perna
Jorge Cerruti Jorge Cerruti ... Homem do Olho de Vidro
Milhem Cortaz ... Encanador
Thobias da Vai-Vai Thobias da Vai-Vai ... Caixa da lanchonete
Wolney de Assis Wolney de Assis ... Homem da Caneta
Estevan Estevan ... Homem do Autógrafo
Abrahão Farc Abrahão Farc ... Homem dos Soldadinhos
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Storyline

A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Drained See more »

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Budget:

BRL 300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The protagonist walks throughout the gate of Juventus Club that is a traditional Soccer team from São Paulo Brazil. See more »

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References Le Mans (1971) See more »

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Samba Sacanagem
by Apollo Nove and James Mueller
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A great Brazilian movie
13 April 2008 | by marcelosilva79See all my reviews

Usually, when it comes to Brazilian films, it is common the themes which lies about the rich culture that shape this country or, as has happened recently, addressing the issue of urban violence. Therefore, these issues are also on the films that most Brazilians are recognized internationally. "Drained" is a different case, because it shows a Brazilian film that is not necessarily on a Brazilian theme. It tells a story about the complexity of human relations in their most obscure side, making a portrait full of dark humor. Talks about the way we transform everything into things with prices to be paid for. Selton Mello is perfect in the film, as well as the ambiance and direction. A surreal story, with great moments of humor, is what awaits the spectator of "Drained".


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