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Aquarius (2016)

Not Rated | | Drama | 1 September 2016 (Brazil)
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Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story ... See full summary »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sônia Braga ... Clara (as Sonia Braga)
Maeve Jinkings ... Ana Paula
Irandhir Santos ... Roberval
Humberto Carrão Humberto Carrão ... Diego
Zoraide Coleto Zoraide Coleto ... Ladjane
Carla Ribas ... Cleide
Fernando Teixeira Fernando Teixeira ... Geraldo
Buda Lira Buda Lira ... Antonio
Paula De Renor Paula De Renor ... Fátima (as Paula de Renor)
Barbara Colen Barbara Colen ... Clara em 1980 (as Bárbara Colen)
Daniel Porpino Daniel Porpino ... Adalberto / Rodrigo
Pedro Queiroz Pedro Queiroz ... Tomás
Germano Melo Germano Melo ... Martin
Julia Bernat Julia Bernat ... Julia
Thaia Perez Thaia Perez ... Tia Lucia em 1980
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Storyline

Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Boa Viagem Avenue, Recife. All the neighboring apartments have already been acquired by a company which has other plans for that plot. Clara has pledged to only leave her place upon her death, and will engage in a cold war of sorts with the company. This tension both disturbs Clara and gives her that edge on her daily routine. It also gets her thinking about her loved ones, her past and her future.

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Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Brazil | France

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

1 September 2016 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Doña Clara See more »

Filming Locations:

Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

BRL 2,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,129, 16 October 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$285,930, 18 November 2016
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

During the film's premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the cast and crew the film staged a protest against the allegedly illegitimate impeachment of then Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff. They held signs reading "Brazil is experiencing a coup d'etat" and "54,501,118 votes set on fire!", a move which has generated both praise and calls for boycotts, a measure of the political division Brazil was experiencing. See more »

Goofs

When Clara, who is annoyed by the noise from a party in the apartment above, decides to listen to a vinyl record, she picks up Queen's 1978 album "Jazz" and plays the second track, "Fat Bottomed Girls". But what is played is the shorter version of the song (released only as a single in 1978 and on the 1981 compilation "Greatest Hits") instead of the longer version from the album that is clearly shown spinning on the turntable. See more »

Quotes

Clara: I survived cancer. More than 30 years ago, you know? And these days I've been thinking about something. I'd rather give you cancer than having it myself.
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Connections

References Pretty in Pink (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Quarteto de Metais 1 - Adagio
Written by Mateus Alves
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Great Movie
2 September 2016 | by Diogo ChalegreSee all my reviews

First of all I'd like to apologize myself due any English mistakes.

I didn't understand those bad reviews that I just read here. In fact the movie is simple, with a simple a story but very emotional. Here in Brazil we face racism and a social fight which is pointed out in the movie.

The actors are good and Sônia Braga spectacular. I could see this movie more ten times and I am sure that I would always have something to learn.

I'm giving you this review without political issues, I am just a cinema lover. Do not miss the opportunity to see how prejudice and racism are frequent around the world. Also you're gonna experiment a time travel throughout the memories!


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