André, relatively poor, falls in love with Silvia, a neighbor whom he spies with a telescope. Falling more and more in love with her, he begins to follow her around the city and realizes ... See full summary »
Renata de Lélis,
Sbórnia is an island with a rich but eccentric culture, separated from the rest of the world by a high wall. When the wall comes down, cultural change plays hilarious havoc on the lives of two traditional Sbórnian musicians.
Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans.
In the '40s, three brothers decide to live a great adventure and enlisting in the Roncador-Xingu Expedition, which has a mission to tame the Central Brazil. The Villas Boas brothers: ... See full summary »
Brazilian baroque. The young son that ran from his dominant family, descends into decadence and then returns to the nest. With melodramatic themes of tyrannical fathers, incest, fierce ... See full summary »
Luiz Fernando Carvalho
Juliana Carneiro da Cunha
A trip to the mental institution hell. This odyssey is lived by Neto, a middle class teenager, who lives a normal life until his father sends him to a mental institution after finding drugs... See full summary »
In São Paulo, the scheme of the corrupt DA Júlia and her mate, the lawyer Henrique with the gangster Maicom is discovered and sent to the Internal Affairs. Maicom is responsible for ... See full summary »
Fernando Alves Pinto,
A child is kidnapped. At the police station Silvia and Bernardo, the parents of the victim and Rosa, the main suspect and lover of Bernardo, give contradictory evidence which will take us to the gloomiest corners of desires, lies, needs and wickedness in the relationship of these three characters.
When the girl Clara (Isabelle Ribas) is kidnapped from the daycare, her mother Sylvia (Fabiula Nascimento) goes to the police station to report the missing child. The chief inspector interrogates Sylvia and learns that her husband Bernardo (Milhem Cortaz) is an enforcer in a bus company. The low-middle class couple does not have any possessions; therefore they do not believe their daughter has been abducted for money. Then he interrogates the owner of the daycare that explains that she received a phone call from Sylvia telling to deliver Clara to a neighbor that the girl knew very well. When Bernardo arrives, he accuses the twenty-two year-old Rosa (Leandra Leal) of kidnapping his daughter. He discloses to the Chief Inspector that Rosa and he had had a love affair and the police detectives bring Rosa to the station to be interrogated and she tells that a woman forced her to kidnap the girl. As long as the interrogation goes on, it is disclosed a dark story of betrayal, jealousy and revenge.
"O Lobo Atrás da Porta", a.k.a. "A Wolf at the Door", is a dark and cruel but realistic tale of betrayal, jealousy, unrequited love and revenge. We are living right in this moment in Rio de Janeiro an investigation where a pregnant pharmacist was found totally burned and almost impossible to be identified. "O Lobo Atrás da Porta" is basically supported by a believable story, excellent screenplay that keeps the attention of the viewers until the last scene and magnificent direction and performance. It is indeed a remarkable Brazilian film. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "O Lobo Atrás da Porta" ("The Wolf Behind the Door")
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