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Good Manners (2017)

As Boas Maneiras (original title)
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

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
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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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Country:

Brazil | France | Germany

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

27 July 2018 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,476, 29 July 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$14,026, 16 August 2018
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The directors found inspiration in the early Disney animated features, particularly Sleeping Beauty, in the use of color and music in key sequences. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Ciro Poças: Big eyes. Big mouth. Big hands. He's a strong boy, Ana.
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Features Bens Confiscados (2004) See more »

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Cometa do Amor (Dance Fit Mix)
Written by Guilherme Schildberg
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Fantastic - in every sense of the word
31 July 2018 | by Radu_ASee all my reviews

Given how weird this film is, I'm a bit surprised that there's no review about "Good Manners" yet. Horror titles usually get a good deal of attention but perhaps this is an indicator of just how unique this one is.

The story seems straightforward enough at first: Impoverished Lesbian black nurse Clara gets hired by affluent yet unemployed white pregnant Ana - this in spite of giving her landlady as her only reference, who promptly tells her she's being owed rent. However, Clara's touch calms down the kicking baby, so Ana instinctively hires her - and soon their relationship gets very close. However, Ana's behavior becomes increasingly erratic as her pregnancy advances, culminating in... well, among other things, singing. Yup, it's a musical, too.

I've seen a lot of genre movies and it's the rarest of the rare when one of the formulas is injected with something new. Horror often serves as social parables for the exclusion of the different, but here, you will find yourselves drowned in references and allusions, from queer bashing over solitary motherhood to race issues. There's so much to handle that it might be best to not try and process it all, and just abandon oneself to the beautiful weirdness of this film.

Of course, a limited budget limits the scare of the CGI, you got to be open-minded about that. The emotional turmoil makes more than up for this as Isabél Zuaa's performance carries the film from the first shot. The script should have been tighter as it takes enormous leaps and then slows down. I'd recommend watching this late at night, with close friends who are into weird stuff, and after a few joints or drinks.


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