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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-storey... See more »

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Clara (as Sonia Braga)
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Ana Paula
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Roberval
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Diego
Zoraide Coleto ...
Ladjane
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Cleide
Fernando Teixeira ...
Geraldo
Buda Lira ...
Antonio
Paula De Renor ...
Fátima (as Paula de Renor)
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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
Joana Gatis ...
Uma jovem Tia Lucia
Tavinho Teixeira ...
Augusto
Arly Arnaud ...
Letícia
Andrea Rosa ...
Juvenita
Lula Terra ...
Ronaldo
Allan Souza Lima ...
Paulo
Valdeci Junior ...
Josimar
Rubens Santos ...
Rivanildo
Amanda Gabriel ...
Nora de Clara
Bruno Goya ...
Daniel
Clarissa Pinheiro ...
Ana Paula (Jornalista)
Leo Wainer ...
Alexandre (as Léo Wainer)
Bernardo Sampaio ...
Felipe
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fábio Leal ...
Benedito
Rodrigo Riszla ...
Instrutor da Academia da cidade

Directed by

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Kleber Mendonça Filho

Written by

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Kleber Mendonça Filho ... ()

Produced by

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Dora Amorim ... executive producer
Saïd Ben Saïd ... producer
Sarah Borch-Jacobsen ... assistant producer
Carlos Diegues ... associate producer
Emilie Lesclaux ... producer
Tiago Melo ... line producer
Michel Merkt ... producer
Walter Salles ... co-producer

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Pedro Sotero
Fabricio Tadeu

Film Editing by

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Eduardo Serrano

Editorial Department

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Allan Almeida ... color grading assistant
Bia Baggio ... assistant editor
Francesco de Angelis ... dcp mastering
Matheus Farias ... promo editor / trailer editor
Miguel A. Trudu ... Trailer Spain distribution
Marcus Vinicius ... post-production assistant

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Juliano Dornelles
Thales Junqueira

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Bob Kensinger ... head set decorator

Costume Design by

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Rita Azevedo

Makeup Department

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Tayce Vale ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Kika Latache ... production manager
Tiago Melo ... production manager
Tony Viegas ... post-production supervisor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Fellipe Fernandes ... third assistant director
Von Gabriel ... second assistant director
Milena Times ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Tyaga Sá Brito ... art producer
Bruno Cabús ... assistant property master
Neno ... carpenter
Helga Queiroz ... set designer

Sound Department

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Lucas Caminha ... sound recordist: boom operator
Pedro Coelho ... foley artist
Ricardo Cutz ... re-recording mixer / supervising sound editor
Nicolas Hallet ... sound mixer
Caio Lemoine ... boom operator
Matheus Miguens ... foley editor / foley recordist
Frederico Santiago ... dialogue editor
Edilson Silva ... boom operator

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Eduardo Amodio ... visual effects supervisor
Luis Ignacio Barrague ... post production technical supervisor
Andrea de Paula ... digital compositor
Luis Dourado ... matte paint artist
Nilma Gomes ... post production coordinator
Diego Moreira ... visual effects coordinator
Christopher Newman ... matchmove artist
Carlos Eduardo Nogueira ... vfx consultant
Ádilla Regattieri ... post production assistant
Ton Ruey ... art department coordinator
Arthur Schneider ... post production assistant
Liciani Vargas ... digital compositor
Ariel Wollinger ... post-production supervisor

Stunts

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Melissa Allen-Weiser ... stunts: Firing Line Officer / stunt police officer (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Aranha ... lighting technician
Amara Barroso ... first assistant camera
Ferpa ... grip
Leandro Gomes ... first assistant camera: additional
Maíra Iabrudi ... assistant camera
Marcinho ... gaffer
Edu Mourão ... key grip
Carlinhos Tareco ... best boy eletric / electrician

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Christina Johnson ... costumer
Gabriella Marra ... assistant costume designer

Music Department

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Gustavo Montenegro ... music licenses

Transportation Department

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Duke Foster ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

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Flávia Rosa Borges ... producion coordinator
Agnès Chabot ... press: France
Matheus Farias ... making of editor
Veronica Hennessy ... medic
Leonardo Lacca ... acting coach
Celia Mahistre ... press: France
Anna Luiza Müller ... press
Lois Theobald ... assistant accountanting

Thanks

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Prince ... thank u (as Prince Rogers Nelson)

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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-storey 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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Also Known As
  • Doña Clara (Spain)
  • Водолей (Russia)
  • Vandenis (Lithuania)
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Runtime
  • 146 min
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Budget BRL2,500,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Aquarius was again embroiled in controversy after critic Marcos Petrucelli, who was part of the special selection committee in charge of choosing Brazil's submission for the 2017's foreign-language Oscar race, made biased remarks on social media about director Kleber Mendonça Filho's politics - which was viewed as an attempt to keep the film from potentially representing the country at the ceremony. This resulted in an outrage where some resigned from the selection committee and directors withdrew their films from the submission process in protest to local politics interfering with the ability to fairly choose its candidate, such as Gabriel Mascaro (Neon Bull (2015)), Anna Muylaert (Don't Call Me Son (2016)) and Aly Muritiba (To My Beloved (2015)). Brazil's Ministry of Culture remained silent about the matter and shortly after, the still unseen Little Secret (2016) was officially announced as the country submission to the 2017 Oscars, chosen among 16 other candidates. 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 »
Movie Connections Referenced in Episode dated 4 July 2019 (2019). See more »
Soundtracks Hoje See more »
Quotes Clara: It's impressive what people say about lack of education, and they always refer to poor people, but lack of manners isn't in poor people, it's in rich, well educated people like you, the elite, who think they are elite, who think they are privileged, who don't stand in line, you know? People like you who took a "business" course, but lack basic human decency, who have no character, you know? No character, no I mean, you do have a character; your character is money, all you've got is your shit-eating smile; that's what you got.
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