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Good Manners (2017)

As Boas Maneiras (original title)
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Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Isabél Zuaa Isabél Zuaa ... Clara
Marjorie Estiano ... Ana
Miguel Lobo Miguel Lobo ... Joel
Cida Moreira Cida Moreira ... Dona Amélia
Andréa Marquee Andréa Marquee ... Ângela
Felipe Kenji Felipe Kenji ... Maurício
Nina Medeiros Nina Medeiros ... Amanda
Neusa Velasco Neusa Velasco ... Dona Norma
Gilda Nomacce Gilda Nomacce ... Gilda
Eduardo Gomes Eduardo Gomes ... Professor Edu
Hugo Villavicenzio Hugo Villavicenzio ... Hugo
Adriana Mendonça Adriana Mendonça ... Cida
Germano Melo Germano Melo ... Dr. Ciro Poças
Naloana Lima Naloana Lima ... Moradora de Rua
Clara de Cápua Clara de Cápua ... Segurança do Shopping


Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny for her unborn child. The two women develop a strong bond, but a fateful night changes their plans.

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Release Date:

27 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,476, 29 July 2018

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The actor who plays the character Joel is called Miguel Lobo. Lobo means wolf in Portuguese. See more »


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Even a child who is pure may become a wolf
5 May 2019 | by bertramprodutoraSee all my reviews

The werewolf myth is about the innocent who is damned.

The myth's fascination stems precisely from the fact that the condition of becoming a furious monster can strike a person who has done nothing wrong.

What if this inherent innocence of the myth were taken to its ultimate consequences, and the curse affected a child?

That's the wonderful premise of one of the best werewolf films of all time "The Good Manners" (a Brazil-France coproduction, shot in São Paulo).

Attention: it is not your conventional jump scare movie (although it has a few chills here and there). The film mixes with wisdom and creativity different genres. It is a dark fairy tale in which horror, comedy, drama and even musical numbers blends altogether. Makes sense, since one of the main references are the Disney old animated feature films.

It's two stories in one. The first half has a Hitchcockian tradition: the filmmakers do not hide from the audience the true nature of what is happening, but the protagonists still do not know. So we are apprehensive, hoping for them to find out. The second half is totally unpredictable and the stakes are higher.

An absolute highlight is the musical score form brothers Guilherme and Gustavo Garbato, with chilling and beautiful lullabies.

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