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Rio Sex Comedy (2010)

Unrated | | Comedy, Drama | 23 February 2011 (France)
Charts the misadventures of expatriates in Rio in their bungled search for both personal pleasures and social justice. Each character reveals a different aspect of the fabled city, from Rio high society to favelas.

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Jonathan Nossiter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Charlotte Rampling ... Charlotte
Bill Pullman ... William
Irène Jacob ... Irène
Fisher Stevens ... Fish
Jérôme Kircher Jérôme Kircher ... Robert
Jean-Marc Roulot Jean-Marc Roulot ... Antoine
David Jarre David Jarre ... Alex
Daniela Dams Daniela Dams ... Iracema
Mary Sheila Mary Sheila ... Maria Angelica
Patrick Breen ... Frank
Bob Nadkarni Bob Nadkarni ... Bob
Ivo Pitanguy Ivo Pitanguy ... Ivo Pitanguy
Branca Messina Branca Messina ... Tatiana
Giselle Ingrid Giselle Ingrid ... Yara (as Gisele Ingrid)
Herson Capri Herson Capri ... Dr. Pavão
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A group of strangers from different countries end up on Rio's sensual beaches. Seeking self fulfillment, they are looking for answers to existential questions. Yet it isn't until their different paths cross that they begin to understand why they came. Written by Anonymous

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Comedy | Drama

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Country:

France | Brazil

Language:

English | French | Portuguese

Release Date:

23 February 2011 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Kaftes nyhtes sto Rio See more »

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Budget:

€5,000,000 (estimated)
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Half a Boy and Half A Man
Composed by Nick Lowe (as Nicholas Drain Lowe)
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Trust Charlotte Rampling on this one
2 December 2012 | by andy-saintandrewSee all my reviews

I watched this with my Brazilian husband, just back from our honeymoon and feeling "saudade" for the city, and we laughed the whole way through.

It feels like a Gore Vidal kind of story, or early Woody Allen, a really enjoyable farce that deftly lampoons stereotypes and, if nothing else, perfectly captures the feeling of standing at the window over the streets and beaches of Rio.

Sexy, silly and thoughtful. If you are not Brazilian, or maybe a middle class French person having an Evelyn Waugh-style awakening, some of the humor may be lost on you.

The film has been bashed by Brazilian critics for an "insensitive" portrayal of Brazilians, but cues like an Amazon tribe whose name sounds like "Oi, Papi!" and Mary Sheila's silently awesome reactions to the shenanigans unfolding around her, let us know that the Brazilians are definitely in on the joke.


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