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.


Daniel Ribeiro


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


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.


Drama | Romance


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The script was selected for the Berlinale Talent Campus - Script Station 2010. See more »


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 »


Carlos: I was thinking about the exchange program you talked about.
Leonardo: Really?
Carlos: Really, but you can't talk while you're shaving.
Leonardo: Sorry.
Carlos: I'm trying to understand your desire to go so far away. I think it's natural, especially at your age, to want to see other places, meet new people, make other friends. I think it's normal, but I also think it's very natural to fight with your parents. I was like that, too, but it's too extreme to leave the country to run away from the fights. You know... I'm thinking about ...
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Version of I Don't Want to Go Back Alone (2010) See more »


Hungarian Dance No. 5 in G Minor
Written by Johannes Brahms
Performed by Fabio Audi
Record label: Lacuna Filmes Ltda. / Polana Filmes Ltda.
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Heartwarming, entertaining, poignant and relevant
29 July 2014 | by ideduceyouSee all my reviews

First of all I feel like this is a must see movie, because although It's simple and nice but It's very sweet, relatable and bigger than the sum of its parts. This movie is most of all about being a teenager. Yes the main character is gay and blind, but he's only going through the process every teenager goes through in discovering himself. His unique perspective however is what makes this movie so amazing and moving. I loved this movie because it reminded me of what being a teenager is like, It will provoke in you a roller coaster of feelings and introduce you very realistically into Leo's life. The film feels very real, the cast is amazing and the chemistry between the leads is perfect, but what I liked most of all is the way the fact that the lead is gay and has a disability is handled. It's almost incidental and very subtle in the way it's introduced. Leo is not a poster kid and neither his sexuality nor his blindness define him.

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Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

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The Way He Looks See more »


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$26,334, 9 November 2014

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Color (35 mm version)

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2.35 : 1
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