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Rosa Morena (2010)

The story of one man's journey from Denmark to Brazil to get a child.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Anders W. Berthelsen Anders W. Berthelsen ... Thomas
Bárbara Garcia Bárbara Garcia ... Maria
David Dencik ... Jakob
Vivianne Pasmanter Vivianne Pasmanter ... Tereza
Pablo Rodrigues Pablo Rodrigues ... Denilson
Georgina Castro Georgina Castro ... Larissa
Iben Hjejle ... Christine
Otávio Martins Otávio Martins ... Lawyer
Rafael Lozano Rafael Lozano ... Leonardo
Miriam Amadeu Miriam Amadeu ... Young Woman
Lavínia Panunzio Lavínia Panunzio ... Doctor
Giuliana Maria Giuliana Maria ... Immigration Employee
Allan Bruce da Silva Kimura Allan Bruce da Silva Kimura ... Gustavo
Nawmi Lima Nawmi Lima ... Andressa
Amanda Ketilly de Albuquerque Amanda Ketilly de Albuquerque ... Carol
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Thomas, a Danish gay man, is unable to adopt in his home country. He visits a friend in Brazil to explore the possibility of bringing home a child. Eventually he meets Maria, a poor woman who is willing to give away the child she is carrying in exchange for money. As he waits for the child, Thomas takes care of Maria, and their relationship develops in a way he did not expect. Written by Peter Brandt Nielsen

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Denmark | Brazil

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Portuguese | Danish | English

Release Date:

12 May 2011 (Denmark) See more »

Filming Locations:

São Paulo, Brazil

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Powerful and amazing movie!!
3 October 2011 | by li0904426See all my reviews

I just watched "Rosa Morena" as part of the opening night of The Brazilian Film Festival of Toronto. I was not expecting much of this movie after reading the festival program: Thomas, a Danish in his forties desperately wants to be a father. Maria, is beautiful, charming and pregnant, yet she is very poor to support her unborn baby. The plan is simple, Thomas will pay Maria and bring her baby to his native country. However, Thomas becomes emotionally involved with Maria. Yeah, too lame, predictable...NOT REALLY. This film is dense and delicate. The main reason for that is the amazing performance of Dutch actor Anders W. Berthelsen as Thomas, a successful architect. He has the ability to show his naive, sweet and "good guy" in a foreign country and also the sadness, caring, doubt of his character.


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