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The Way He Looks (2014)

Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 7 November 2014 (USA)
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Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

Director:

Daniel Ribeiro

Writer:

Daniel Ribeiro (script)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ghilherme Lobo ... Leonardo
Fabio Audi Fabio Audi ... Gabriel
Tess Amorim Tess Amorim ... Giovana
Lúcia Romano Lúcia Romano ... Laura
Eucir de Souza Eucir de Souza ... Carlos
Selma Egrei ... Maria
Isabela Guasco Isabela Guasco ... Karina
Victor Filgueiras Victor Filgueiras ... Guilherme
Pedro Carvalho Pedro Carvalho ... Fabio
Guga Auricchio Guga Auricchio ... Carlinhos
Bárbara Pereira Bárbara Pereira ... Marta
Matheus Abreu Matheus Abreu ... William
Naruna Costa Naruna Costa ... Professora Ana
Julio Machado Julio Machado ... Professor Rubens (as Júlio Machado)
Renata Novaes Renata Novaes ... Sandra
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Storyline

Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo making him question his plans. Written by Daniel Ribeiro

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Not every love happens at first sight.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to an interview with The Moveable Fest, Fabio Audi who plays Gabriel is the one who suggested to Daniel Ribeiro that his character needed to have a bike. The original short film does not include a bike, but Daniel Ribeiro took the suggestion and started writing about the bike. It eventually became a bigger thing. See more »

Goofs

During the camping trip pool scene, the pool side chairs which Gabriel and Leo go to sit down on are a noticeable distance apart in the long shot. When the shot changes to a close up, they are right beside each other. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Leonardo: What's your level of laziness right now?
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Soundtracks

Beijo Roubado em Segredo
Written by Tatá Aeroplano and Juliano Polimeno
Performed by Tatá Aeroplano and Juliano Polimeno
Record label: Lacuna Filmes Ltda. / Polana Filmes Ltda.
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I am in love with this movie!
13 April 2014 | by oscarscheepstraSee all my reviews

This movie is amazingly good. I already had a taste of it with the short "Eu não quero voltar sozinho" and could not wait to watch the full movie. I had great expectations before even seeing the teasers or trailers... The movie is sweet, delicate and makes you feel so good! The characters are really well constructed. You can see how the actors improved and grew up. The dialogues flow naturally, and the camera works really well with the story. Although I already knew what would happen (because of the short) I was thrilled on many scenes. A really nice touch of the movie was to use small dialogues of the short. The movie makes you want to sit on the movie theatre for many hours. The music made me really happy. I was bobbing my head every time Belle And Sebastian was on, and could not hide my smile on the entire movie. The scenes are so well constructed that you forget that you are watching a movie - it has a dream-like feeling, even on the scenes where there is prejudice. Daniel Ribeiro did an amazing job, and so did the actors. I am in love with the story. This movie is for everyone who believes in love.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Way He Looks See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,334, 9 November 2014

Gross USA:

$101,451

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,207,841
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Color:

Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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