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A Casa de Alice (2007)

Unrated | | Drama | 15 November 2007 (Brazil)
Alice, married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver, works in a beauty parlour, has three children, the eldest of whom is doing his military service, and a mother who works as a maid in ... See full summary »

Director:

Chico Teixeira

Writer:

Chico Teixeira
16 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Carla Ribas ... Alice
Berta Zemel Berta Zemel ... Dona Jacira
Vinicius Zinn ... Lucas
Ricardo Vilaça Ricardo Vilaça ... Edinho
Felipe Massuia Felipe Massuia ... Junior
Zécarlos Machado Zécarlos Machado ... Lindomar (as Zé Carlos Machado)
Renata Zhaneta Renata Zhaneta ... Carmen
Luciano Quirino Luciano Quirino ... Nilson
Mariana Leighton Mariana Leighton ... Thais
Dirce Couto Dirce Couto ... Neide
Jorge Cerruti Jorge Cerruti ... Toninho
Talita Craveiro Talita Craveiro ... Vanessinha
Elias Andreato Elias Andreato ... Seu Gabriel
Claudio Jaborandy ... Evanildo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cícero Augusto Cícero Augusto ... Carlinhos Abranches
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Storyline

Alice, married for the last 20 years to a taxi driver, works in a beauty parlour, has three children, the eldest of whom is doing his military service, and a mother who works as a maid in her house. None of the three siblings pay much attention to their mother, and they treat their grandmother with lack of respect. Alice's life in the female working world contrasts strongly with the powerful masculine presence in her home. Although she's a good girl, the chance to betray uncovers other betrayals she didn't know existed. Written by anonymous

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Taglines:

In every house you never know what secrets lie behind the front door

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

15 November 2007 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Alice's House See more »

Filming Locations:

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,083, 27 January 2008, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$61,678, 27 April 2008
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Superfilmes See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shot entirely on location in São Paulo, Brazil, using a real apartment and a real beauty salon. See more »

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A good story
26 June 2007 | by efpielSee all my reviews

i watched this at the Sydney film festival and thought the performances were stunning. they do a lot with the little resources available to them. this film reminded me of new-wave french cinema with its existential predominance of the Greek tragedy theme. it was well casted and the subtitles were definitely done well. its a completely underrated film that should have been bigger but its not. perhaps it has been bad marketing? though if you are looking for a city of god type film, look elsewhere. this is independent cinema at its finest. i wonder what film makers such as these would have done with a larger budget!!! Alice is a women tied down with her family but longs for liberation of the boredom and monotony of her life. she wont find it in her taxi driver husband or her apathetic kids who most of the time watch television. yet we see a light and an optimism coming from the grandmother who is going blind, though most of the family ignore her because they are stuck in their own selfish ways.


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