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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.

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Daniel Ribeiro

Writer:

Daniel Ribeiro (script)
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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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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.

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

The names of the two male bullies in the beginning of the movie were derived from the actual names of the leading actors (Fabio and Ghilherme). 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

Gabriel: Leo, if you had ever stolen a kiss from someone, how would you give it back?
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Connections

Featured in MsMojo: Top 10 LGBTQ+ Characters in Teen Movies (2020) See more »

Soundtracks

The Nutcracker (Op.71) - Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy
Written by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (as Piotr Ilitch Tchaikovsky)
Performed by Fabio Audi
Record label: Lacuna Filmes Ltda. / Polana Filmes Ltda.
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Simple, Subltle and sweet
21 April 2014 | by wel2005See all my reviews

A simple, minimalist movie, very different from the current productions. Instead of explosions, too much talk, chop edition, grandiloquent music, Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho show the daily lives of ordinary teenagers, revealing their questions, doubts, conflicts, always in a subtle, gentle way. With very little, Daniel Ribeiro conveys much. The film speaks to teens who identify with the characters, especially the gay teens, but goes further by advocating tolerance and relativize the desire .. The world would be better if there were more movies like this one. Hoje Eu Quero Voltar Sozinho won the fipresc prize at Berlin Film Festival. The Hollywood Repórter wrote about the fist work of Daniel Ribeiro: "A blind boy falls in love with another boy -- but it's his desire for independence that's the motor of this beautifully observed drama".


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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 (35 mm version)

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2.35 : 1
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