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From Beginning to End (2009)

Do Começo ao Fim (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 27 November 2009 (Brazil)
Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.

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Aluizio Abranches
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Júlia Lemmertz Júlia Lemmertz ... Julieta
Fábio Assunção Fábio Assunção ... Alexandre
Jean Pierre Noher ... Pedro
Louise Cardoso ... Rosa
Lucas Cotrim Lucas Cotrim ... Francisco as Child
Gabriel Kaufmann Gabriel Kaufmann ... Thomás as Child
Rafael Cardoso ... Thomás
João Gabriel Vasconcellos ... Francisco
Mausi Martínez ... Lucrécia
Fernanda Félix Fernanda Félix ... Bianca (as Fernanda Felix)
Eduardo Coutinho Eduardo Coutinho ... Fabio
Aloísio de Abreu Aloísio de Abreu ... (as Aloisio de Abreu)
Diego Veiga Diego Veiga ... (as Diogo Veiga)
Bruno Dubeux Bruno Dubeux
Flávia Milioni Flávia Milioni
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Two brothers develop a very close relationship as they are growing up in an idyllic and happy family. When they are young adults their relationship becomes very intimate, romantic, and sexual.

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese | Spanish | English

Release Date:

27 November 2009 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

From Beginning to End See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Playing in only 9 theaters on its opening weekend (compared with 550 of them showing 2012 (2009)), the film finished in sixth place. See more »

Quotes

Thomás: I love you because you could love somebody else yet you still love me. Just me.
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Só Vou Gostar de Quem Gosta de Mim
Performed by Eliana Printes
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Brave and Beautiful
22 July 2010 | by victor323See all my reviews

The filmmaker starts off with an intriguing premise. How much would love flourish if we lived in a world uncomplicated by belief systems that thrive on shame and conformity? In my eyes, the filmmaker is a dreamer. Not a realist. And it was refreshing and fascinating to watch as the story unfolded. It was profound.

The story begins with a boy at the age of six who is escorted by a nurse to see his newborn brother. Immediately, the filmmaker is setting up the rules of his idyllic world. And the rules are consistent throughout. The father is nowhere to be seen. In fact, there are no adults other than an impartial nurse who leads the boy to the person who will ultimately be the love of his life.

The six year-old brother looks into his baby brother's eyes through the viewing window and a profound connection is formed. The filmmaker makes his first point. Could this mysterious thing we call love start even before birth? In most of the best love films that I've seen, and I've seen plenty, when two lovebirds meet the love of their life they have that experience of, haven't we met before? Or, I feel like I've known you all my life.

I won't go into the whole story but I was fascinated by the filmmaker's decision to leave as much conflict out of the picture as possible. He showed us hints of potential conflicts but wisely didn't emphasize them. It was a brave choice. Abranches' vision would prefer to keep the boy's perpetually in the womb of their mother. Which is another important theme throughout the story.

Abranches give us a vision of his Garden of Eden before the fall and the Great Conflict. Before Adam hid himself in the bushes when God walked the grounds and he asked Adam, why are you hiding? I'm naked. And God became angry, who told you thou wast naked? What kind of world would that be like? I can only imagine but I caught a glimpse of it up there on the big silver screen. I highly recommend From Beginning to End.


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