Kept apart by a terrible lie and a conservative society, two sisters born in Rio de Janeiro make their way through life each believing the other is living out her dreams half a world away.

Director:

Karim Aïnouz

Writers:

Murilo Hauser (screenplay), Martha Batalha (based on the book by: "A Vida Invisível de Eurídice Gusmão") | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Julia Stockler ... Guida / Gisele
Carol Duarte ... Eurídice
Flávia Gusmão Flávia Gusmão ... Ana
António Fonseca ... Manoel
Hugo Cruz Hugo Cruz ... Feliciano
Nikolas Antunes Nikolas Antunes ... Iorgos
Maria Manoella Maria Manoella ... Zélia
Gregório Duvivier ... Antenor (as Gregorio Duvivier)
Samuel Toledo Samuel Toledo ... Plínio
Luana Xavier Luana Xavier ... Daisy
Nelson Ferreira Nelson Ferreira ... Dr. Assis
Andressa Cabral Andressa Cabral ... Amira
Lumi Kim Lumi Kim ... Nara
Shirley Cruz Shirley Cruz ... Leila
Bárbara Santos Bárbara Santos ... Filomena
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Storyline

Set in 1950s Rio de Janeiro, the film revolves around two sisters, living restricted lives with their conservative parents. However, each nourishes a passionate dream: Eurídice of becoming a renowned pianist; Guida of finding love. In a dramatic turn of events, they are separated and forced to live apart. They take control of their destinies, while never giving up hope of finding one another.

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A Tropical Melodrama by Karim Ainouz

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Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content/graphic nudity and some drug use | See all certifications »

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This is adapted from the novel of the same name by Martha Batalha. See more »

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Tragically beautiful, or beautifully sad
5 December 2019 | by erikgabrielhrSee all my reviews

My biggest turndown with Invisible Life's biggest competition inside Brazil this year ('Bacurau') was the excess of metaphors to make it a smart work -- some of which have absolutely no contibution to the story. Still, it was able to provoke a lot of emotional reactions, it's specially smart and meaningful to watch from a Brazilian perspective. Invisible Life is something different, it's universal, delicate and rough at the same time, and it's story has no need to explaining -- we all know what it is about. Still, they explain (the only reason why it's not a 100% for me). Carol Duarte and Julia Stockler are incredible. Also need to mention the short appearance from Brazil's greatest actress of all time, Academy Award nominee Fernanda Montenegro, not only for the name but mostly because, after 120 minutes of the movie, her performance was still able to reach out to the emotions you built for the characters in the past 2 hours. Overall, absolutely beautiful. The film is a visual spectacle, but also a beautiful and touching story.


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Country:

Brazil | Germany

Language:

Portuguese | Greek

Release Date:

20 December 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,127, 22 December 2019

Gross USA:

$146,535

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,766,249
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2.39 : 1
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