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Futuro Beach (2014)

Praia do Futuro (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 27 February 2015 (USA)
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Shortly after failing to rescue a drowning man, Donato meets Konrad, a friend of the victim. They soon begin a relationship which seems doomed from the start, while Donato's past catches up with him.


Karim Aïnouz
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wagner Moura ... Donato
Clemens Schick ... Konrad / Donato's German lover
Jesuíta Barbosa ... Ayrton / Donato's younger brother
Fred Lima Fred Lima ... Heiko
Thomas Aquino ... Jefferson (as Thomás Aquino)
Maj. Barreto Maj. Barreto ... Diver 1
Marcus Davis Andrade Braga Marcus Davis Andrade Braga ... Diver 2
Savio Ygor Ramos Savio Ygor Ramos ... Ayrton / 10 years old (as Sávio Ygor Ramos)
Demick Lopes Demick Lopes ... Captain Motta (as Démick Lopes)
Jean Philippe Kodjo Adabra Jean Philippe Kodjo Adabra ... Grocery Clerk
Sabine Timoteo Sabine Timoteo ... Heiko's Wife
Yannik Burwiek Yannik Burwiek ... Heiko's Son (as Yannik Burwieck)
Christoph Zrenner Christoph Zrenner ... School Janitor
Natascha Paulick ... Bartender
Ingo Naujoks ... Mechanic


Donato works as a lifeguard at the spectacular but treacherous Praia do Futuro beach in Brazil; Konrad is an ex-military thrill-seeker from Germany vacationing with a friend. After he saves Konrad from drowning, but fails to save his other friend, initial sexual sparks give way to a deeper, emotional connection. He decides to leave everything behind, including his ailing mother and younger brother, Ayrton, to travel back to Berlin with Konrad. There, he finds both confusion and liberation, and his journey for love soon turns into a deeper search for his own identity. Eight years later, an unexpected visit from Ayrton, brings all three men back together as they struggle to reconcile the pain of loss and longing, instinctively drawn to each other in search of hope and a brighter future. Written by Strand Releasing

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Drama | Romance


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Did You Know?


42 people upset with the love scenes went out of the theater, when the film premiered at the Gramado Film Festival in Gramado, Brazil. The same happened in the cities of Niterói (RJ) and São Luís (MA). See more »


When Konrad drives around on a KTM in Germany, the motor noise you hear is clearly from a 4-in-a-row cylinders engine. But KTM only manufactures 1 and 2 cylinders motors that would never sound like this. See more »

Alternate Versions

The first love scene in the film's Part II section (containing footage of oral sex being performed) was cut in the theatrical/home video release. See more »


Written by David Bowie and Brian Eno
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27 July 2015 | by KirpianuscusSee all my reviews

beautiful, bitter, useful. a film about relations and choices. delicate poetry and good performances. not comfortable but touching for its honesty, for the landscapes, for the dialogs and for the grace of silence. a film about love and its decision, about guilt feelings and about gestures who are only exercise to know happiness. about the responsibility. and about the past who remains the skin of present. short- a beautiful film. not in ordinary manner but that detail defines it. because it is the work of an admirable director who use the right nuances for a story who might be almost cruel. a gentle speech about the sense of life.

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Release Date:

27 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Futuro Beach See more »

Filming Locations:

Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil See more »


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,324, 1 March 2015

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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