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Seashore (2015)

Beira-Mar (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 5 November 2015 (Brazil)
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Two boys on the edge of adulthood find themselves exploring their relationship.
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Cast overview:
Mateus Almada Mateus Almada ... Martin
Maurício Barcellos Maurício Barcellos ... Tomaz (as Maurício José Barcellos)
Elisa Brittes Elisa Brittes ... Natália
Fernando Hart ... Bento
Ariel Artur ... Segurança
Francisco Gick Francisco Gick ... Maurício
Luisa Moser Luisa Moser ... Rosa
Irene Brietzke Irene Brietzke ... Marisa
Danuta Zaguetto Danuta Zaguetto ... Luiza
Maitê Felistoffa Maitê Felistoffa ... Carol


During a weekend in the winter, two young men attempt to rekindle their friendship, witnessed by a cold raging sea. BEIRA-MAR is a film about memories. When the directors met in film school, they realized they had had a very similar upbringing, sharing the same fears and similar desires. They both grew up spending their summers on the very same beach, although they never actually met during that time. Consequently, they decided to build the two main characters based on each other's experiences of when they were 18 years-old. Their film became the amalgamation of these memories, from this important moment of their lives, and ultimately a celebration of such unique coincidence. BEIRA-MAR was selected as one of the six works-in-progress screenings at the prestigious Toulouse's Cine en Construccion.

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Drama | Romance


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Despite the coincidence, the blue hair wore by Tomaz in the film has no relation to the character Emma in La Vie D'Adele. Beira-Mar was shot in July 2012, ten months before La Vie D'Adele premiere in Cannes, and the writers were not aware of the existence of the comic book. The color blue was chosen in reference to the story Martin tells about his childhood, when he got lost in the beach and lifeguards raised a blue flag meaning "lost child found". See more »

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Lovingly made movie with great young actors.
26 February 2017 | by simonturfSee all my reviews

I can understand this movie doesn't get the best rating from the average gay movie viewer. It stays away from most gay movie clichés. There's no mentioning of anything gay scene related. There's no dancing to cheap house music in a gay disco or bar. There's no muscular actors or too pretty characters with successful high paid jobs. There's no singing of musical tunes nor is there a group of happy gay friends sharing their latest flings. There's no straight guys to be turned and no rent-boys and hustlers to be paid. There's no diseases and it doesn't end in drama. There's no acting in which inner dialogue is is being constantly expressed in words. There's no gimmicks or tricks to keep you entertained nor endless music scores on piano. There's two boys that could have been your best mates at school (when you discovered alternative music, alcohol and smoking weed) who admit to loving each other more than they dared show before. I enjoyed the natural pacing of this movie, the timeless boredom of seaside towns out of season, the frustration of family and the recognizable (big) events in the little lives of the everyday characters involved. Well done, I need more of this!

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Release Date:

5 November 2015 (Brazil) See more »

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Avante Filmes See more »
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2.35 : 1
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