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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:
... Clara (as Sonia Braga)
... Ana Paula
... Roberval
Humberto Carrão ... Diego
Zoraide Coleto ... Ladjane
... Cleide
Fernando Teixeira ... Geraldo
Buda Lira ... Antonio
Paula De Renor ... Fátima (as Paula de Renor)
Barbara Colen ... Clara em 1980 (as Bárbara Colen)
Daniel Porpino ... Adalberto / Rodrigo
Pedro Queiroz ... Tomás
Germano Melo ... Martin
Julia Bernat ... Julia
Thaia Perez ... Tia Lucia em 1980
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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 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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1 September 2016 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Doña Clara  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Clara is based on director Kleber Mendonça Filho's own mother. 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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References The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975) See more »

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Yo me enamoré
Written and performed by Amar Azul
Public Domain Mark 1.0
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Great Movie
2 September 2016 | by See 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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