Andre is a young boy that lives in an industrial neighborhood in Ouro Preto, Brazil, near an old aluminum factory. One day he finds a notebook from one of the factory workers.


João Dumans (co-writer), Affonso Uchoa (co-writer)
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Credited cast:
Aristides de Sousa Aristides de Sousa ... Cristiano
Murilo Caliari Murilo Caliari ... Andre
Gláucia Vandeveld Gláucia Vandeveld ... Márcia
Renata Cabral Renata Cabral ... Ana
Renan Rovida ... Renan
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José Maria Amorim José Maria Amorim ... Barreto
Katia Aracelle Katia Aracelle ... Dona Olga
Adriano Araújo Adriano Araújo ... Cascão
Anna Campos Anna Campos ... Jéssica
Osvaldo Pires de Lima Osvaldo Pires de Lima ... Osvaldo do Violão
Carlos Francisco Carlos Francisco ... Antônio Carlos
Débora Guimarães Débora Guimarães ... Edilene
Marcos Jamanta Marcos Jamanta ... Caminhoneiro
Gabriela Luiza Gabriela Luiza ... Bia
Janaína Morse Janaína Morse ... Dona Conceição


André is an 18-year-old boy who lives near an aluminum factory in the industrial city of Ouro Preto, in southeastern Brazil. One day, after a fatal accident that has occurred in the factory, he is sent to the home of the dead worker, Christian, to collect some of his belongings. There you will find a newspaper that describes the last years in the life of the worker, a man who spent his entire life in the midst of poverty and social oppression. The first film directed jointly by Joao Dumans and Affonso Uchoa tells the adventures, loves and despairs of Cristiano, a fascinating character whose lyrical gaze immerses us in the reality of the most disadvantaged class in Brazil.

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Hauntingly Beautiful Film

I sat down to watch this film at a film festival a while back without any expectations. It started off very low-key and the tone remains so throughout but narratively it builds and builds into an epic mosaic of working class Brazil. One of the most quietly political films I've seen and so much more powerful as a result of that quietness. Charming, funny, angry and tragic, this film has stuck with me for a long time and I don't think I'll forget the experience.

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Release Date:

5 April 2018 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Arabia See more »


Box Office


BRL500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,668, 24 June 2018

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Color (HD)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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