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The Tenants (Don't Like It, Leave) (2009)

Os Inquilinos (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama | 26 February 2010 (Brazil)
Valter goes to night school. Iara, his wife, says that the new tenants don't work, that they're probably criminals. Nobody knows where they're from, Iara tells him that they bring women ... See full summary »


Sergio Bianchi


Sergio Bianchi (screenplay), Beatriz Bracher (screenplay)
6 wins & 3 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Fernando Alves Pinto Fernando Alves Pinto ... Mathematics Professor
Zezeh Barbosa Zezeh Barbosa ... Terezinha
Caio Blat ... Evandro
Lennon Campos Lennon Campos ... Diogo
Ana Carbatti Ana Carbatti ... Iara
Leona Cavalli ... Fátima
Pascoal da Conceição Pascoal da Conceição ... Josué
Marat Descartes Marat Descartes ... Valter
Ailton Graça ... Francisco
Sergio Guizé ... Moacir
Cássia Kis Cássia Kis ... (as Cássia Kiss)
Umberto Magnani ... Dimas
Carlos Meceni Carlos Meceni ... Zé Luis
Cláudia Mello Cláudia Mello ... Consuelo
Robson Nunes ... Fabrício


Valter goes to night school. Iara, his wife, says that the new tenants don't work, that they're probably criminals. Nobody knows where they're from, Iara tells him that they bring women home and cuss all the time. The young guys on the street want to fight it out with them, Valter wants to get some sleep. He doesn't have a gun, he's got a young daughter and son, is at work the whole day, doesn't see what is going on in the neighborhood, hears what his wife tells him, hears the loud music and laughter next door, in the early morning. And can't get any sleep. Who's going to die? Valter doesn't have a clue. Written by Anonymous

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An Ironic and Acid Exposition of a Social Problem
13 February 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In a poor community close to a slum in São Paulo, the hard worker Valter (Morat Descartes) raises his son Diogo (Lennon Campos) and his daughter Fernanda (Andressa Néri) with his wife Iara (Ana Carbatti) in the house built by his family. Valter informally works carrying frozen boxes without legal rights and studies at night aiming to be a nurse someday and have a better life. However, his life turns upside-down when Consuelo (Cláudia Mello), who is the ex-wife of his next-door neighbor Dimas (Umberto Magnani), rents her share of their house to a gang of smalltime criminals. Iara presses Valter to take an attitude against their new neighbors that bring women for parties and the loud music does not allow them to sleep. When Valter is near a breakdown, the gang is forced to leave the house. But Consuelo will rent the house to new tenants.

"Os Inquilinos" is an original movie that shows the life of poor honest people that has to live with criminals in their communities. Sergio Bianchi presents an ironic and acid exposition of this social problem that seems to be unresolved without an attitude of the governments. The poor Valter is near to a nervous breakdown with the problems created by his new neighbors while he is exploited by his boss and tries to improve his life through the studies. Further, he has bonds with his house, which was built with the work of his parents and therefore is of a great importance for him. The conclusion is cruel and it is impossible not feel sorry for the family. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "Os Inquilinos" ("The Tenants")

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26 February 2010 (Brazil) See more »

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The Tenants (Don't Like It, Leave) See more »

Filming Locations:

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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1.85 : 1
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