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Califórnia (2015)

São Paulo, 1984. Estela gets through the troubled phase of adolescence. Sex, love, friendship; everything looks too complicated. Her personal refuge is her uncle Carlos and the trip to ... See full summary »

Director:

Marina Person

Writers:

Francisco Guarnieri (screenplay), Marina Person (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Clara Gallo Clara Gallo ... Estela
Caio Horowicz Caio Horowicz ... JM
Caio Blat ... Carlos
Giovanni Gallo Giovanni Gallo ... Xande
Letícia Fagnani Letícia Fagnani ... Joana
Livia Gijon Livia Gijon ... Alessandra
Virginia Cavendish Virginia Cavendish ... Cris
Paulo Miklos Paulo Miklos ... Beto
Gilda Nomacce Gilda Nomacce ... Denisete
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Amanda Chaptiska Amanda Chaptiska ... Carla
Cristiano Damasi Cristiano Damasi ... Joca
Pedro Goifman Pedro Goifman ... Felipe
Francisco Guarnieri Francisco Guarnieri ... Chiko
Ivo Müller ... Maneco
Joelson Oliveira Joelson Oliveira ... Jujuba
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São Paulo, 1984. Estela gets through the troubled phase of adolescence. Sex, love, friendship; everything looks too complicated. Her personal refuge is her uncle Carlos and the trip to California, where he lives, is her biggest dream. But everything falls apart when he comes back weak and ill. Between crisis and discoveries, Estela has to face a reality that will definitely change her way of seeing the world. Written by Mira Filmes

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Drama | Romance

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Connections

References Blood Simple (1984) See more »

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Performed by Joy Division
Written by Ian Curtis , Peter Hook , Stephen Morris and Bernard Sumner
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Great coming of age drama
7 March 2021 | by debbiebertelheSee all my reviews

We don't have enough coming of age foreign dramas that are actually good, but this one hits hard. Typical Brazilian story from the 1980s: weird teenage girl meets weird teenage boy, cool gay uncle with AIDS, patronising father, rich kids more atatched to the maid than to their own parents; all of it without overbearing clichés. Very well-written film.


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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

3 December 2015 (Brazil) See more »

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California See more »

Filming Locations:

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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Mira Filmes See more »
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