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Invisible Life (2019)

A Vida Invisível (original title)
R | | Drama | 20 December 2019 (USA)
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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 »
31 wins & 36 nominations. See more awards »

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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

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Brazil's official submission for the 'Best Foreign Language Film' category at the 92nd Academy Awards in 2020. Runner-up was Bacurau (2019). See more »

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References Peter Pan (1953) See more »

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A Steinbeckesque Tragedy...
21 April 2020 | by XstalSee all my reviews

A tale of two sisters and the mental trauma they endure as they're unfairly separated due to the conservative and misogynistic mindsets washed into the naive and ignorant; mindsets that have been perpetuated throughout time via cultures, governments and religions established to control. Predominantly set in 1950's Rio and reminiscent of the great films of that time, beautiful performances convey the oppression and struggle so many had to fight against, and still do - bringing the invisible and unseen to your attention.


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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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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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