In the great restaurant of life, there are those who eat and those who get eaten. Raimundo Nonato finds an alternative way, a life of his own: he cooks in order to survive and find a place ... See full summary »
Five friends drink beer and chat at Violeta's house. Bit by bit, their stories of love, loss and suffering are told, revealing the acts of love and friendship that helped them through the hardest times of their lives.
Biopic of Brazilian singer Tim Maia, from his childhood in Rio de Janeiro until his death at age 55, including his passage by the US, where he discovers a new style of music and is arrested for theft and drug possession.
Glória is a woman from Rio de Janeiro who tries to move on with her life despite the traumas caused by an abusive father and a drug dealer brother. She starts therapy with Camila, a young Portuguese psychoanalyst.
Joana de Verona,
Marco Antonio Caponi
An astronomer is forced to leave the city where he lives in order to save his relationship. He ends up returning to the place he never intended to come back: The small town where he was ... See full summary »
In order to take a new job as an employee in the public sanitation department, Juliana moves from the inner city of Itaúna to the metropolitan town of Contagem in Brazil. While waiting for ... See full summary »
Boy tries to help his uncle, guilty of a murder case, to prove his innocence. He thinks the uncle has confessed the crime as a cover-up for his girlfriend, who was the wife of the dead man.... See full summary »
São Paulo, 2007. Santana works as a dogcatcher, picking up stray animals. He is a friendly guy, averse to trouble, who has always kept violence away from the doorsteps of his home. One day, he catches a very big dog in a school. Some days later, comes the animal's owner: Babyface, a sociopath ex-cop. The man is furious, considering his dog to be "kidnapped", and demands immediate restitution of his pet. But the dog is not coming back: according to the law, the animal was put to sleep. In a misunderstanding, Babyface argue with Santana, blaming him for his pet's death. From this moment on, Santana's life will be completely changed.
This thriller is strangely underrated in Brazil, perhaps due to poor disclosure. It has a competent casting, beautiful shooting, writing, and editing. The dog thing reminds Iñarritu's "Amores Perros" (2000), as well the scene at the football stadium (the mythical Pacaembu stadium, in Sao Paulo), seems to be a reference to Campanella's "The Secret in Their Eyes" (2009), two recent important Latin American films. Lazaro Ramos performs a dreadful villain, the first bad guy in his successful career; Babu Santana is perfect as "Santana", a peaceful dogcatcher that plays the drums quite well, in a church. Santana's children are performed very consistently by Thainá Duarte (as "Isaura") and Vini Carvalho (as "João"). Even the dogs deliver a compelling acting! It is not a complex story, but it is beautifully done, and the film is worth seeing.
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