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A young physician coordinating the transfer of patients between state-run hospitals in the city of Rio de Janeiro struggles with a mystery: a patient goes missing one night and completely ... See full summary »


J.C. Feyer (as João Caetano), J.C. Feyer


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Credited cast:
Rafael Cardoso ... João
Cláudia Abreu Cláudia Abreu ... Olivia
Leandra Leal Leandra Leal ... Leila
Felipe Camargo Felipe Camargo ... Ricardo
Sura Berditchevsky ... Enfermeira Clara
Alice Wegmann Alice Wegmann ... Alice
Shirley Cruz Shirley Cruz
Kelzy Ecard Kelzy Ecard ... Enfermeira Bianca
Alberto Flaksman Alberto Flaksman ... Dr. Fernando
Júlia Lund Júlia Lund ... Reporter do Tempo
Gustavo Novaes Gustavo Novaes ... Paulo cesar
Jonas Bloch Jonas Bloch ... Heitor
Érico Brás Érico Brás ... Marcio
Natália Maciel Guedes Natália Maciel Guedes ... Julia
Marcelo Olinto Marcelo Olinto ... Superintendente


A young physician coordinating the transfer of patients between state-run hospitals in the city of Rio de Janeiro struggles with a mystery: a patient goes missing one night and completely disappears from the system. As the doctor attempts to find out the truth, he slowly loses his sense of reality.

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Release Date:

18 May 2017 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

The Trace We Leave Behind See more »


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BRL 4,000,000 (estimated)
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Lupa Filmes See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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The film was shot in the abandoned wing of a hospital actually being shut down during production in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. See more »

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Could Have Been Better and Better
4 September 2018 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Rio de Janeiro, Dr. João (Rafael Cardoso) is happily married with the teacher Leila (Leandra Leal), who is pregnant, and has a bureaucratic work. João is assigned to secretly transfer the patients from an old hospital that is administrated by his friend Dr. Heitor (Jonas Bloch) and will be closedown permanently by the governor. João meets his former schoolmate Dr. Olivia (Cláudia Abreu) in the hospital and stumbles upon a girl in a bed that he promises to give assistance and treatment. After the troubled transference of the patients to another hospital, João looks for the girl but does not find her. He becomes obsessed to discover what happened to the girl and makes a tragic discovery.

"O Rastro" is an uneven supernatural Brazilian film that could have been better and better. The cinematography and art direction are excellent, using the location of an old wing of the bankrupted hospital Beneficência Portuguesa in creepy scenes. The cast is also great, with top-notch Brazilian actresses and actors. The storyline is reasonable and could have used ambiguity when João becomes obsessed to find the girl. Unfortunately the sound is awful and there is no subtitle to understand many inaudible dialogues. But the worst is the messy screenplay that entwines politics with supernatural and horror and never works. The poor development of unpleasant characters is also a weak point. In the end, "O Rastro" is a movie with great potential but absolutely forgettable. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "O Rastro" ("The Trail")

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