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Corpo Elétrico (2017)

Unrated | | Drama | 17 August 2017 (Brazil)
The summer is coming and Elias has been dreaming of the sea a lot. In the factory where he works, his responsibilities increase as the holiday season approaches. After one more night ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kelner Macêdo Kelner Macêdo ... Elias
Lucas Andrade Lucas Andrade ... Wellington
Welket Bungué ... Fernando
Ana Flavia Cavalcanti Ana Flavia Cavalcanti ... Carla
Daniel Torres Daniel Torres ... Cristovão
Dani Nefussi Dani Nefussi ... Diana
Emerson Ferreira Emerson Ferreira ... Gilberto
Ernani Sanchez Ernani Sanchez ... Walter
Evandro Cavalcante Evandro Cavalcante ... Alexandre
Georgina Castro Georgina Castro ... Cristina
Henrique Zanoni Henrique Zanoni ... Anderson
Linn da Quebrada Linn da Quebrada ... Simplesmente Pantera
Marcia Pantera Marcia Pantera ... Marcia Pantera
Nash Laila Nash Laila ... Andressa
Rodrigo Andreolli Rodrigo Andreolli ... Boy do Estacionamento
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The summer is coming and Elias has been dreaming of the sea a lot. In the factory where he works, his responsibilities increase as the holiday season approaches. After one more night working overtime, Elias and the workers decide to go out and have some beer. That is when new encounters and desires open up to his horizons.

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The summer is coming and Elias has been dreaming of the sea a lot.

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17 August 2017 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Body Electric See more »

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Itanhaém, São Paulo, Brazil See more »

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Simplesmente Pantera: It was pointless to play macho using a weiner. You're so full of yourself. But I won't swallow it. It's not about being fucked in the ass. Being queer is about resistance. I admit, even I can't stand being myself. It takes a lot of talent to be as queer as I am.
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A disappointing film that lacks a story
17 September 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a 23 years old Brazilian man, who works in a garment factory. He is good at his work, and his boss gives him more responsibilities. However, his heart does not lie in his career, but in carnal relationships with the people around him.

"Body Electric" appears to have a very exciting synopsis, so I watched it in a film festival. The film ends up being very mundane, and has no actual plot. It shows Elias working in the factory, or hanging clothes at home, or hanging out with his colleagues. The problem is that there is no clear starting line, no clear journey and no clear destination for the characters. Elias spends a lot of time in bed, but so what? From the way they introduce the characters, I really don't care about them or feel anything towards them.

The camera work is an aspect that I was disappointed with. There are many long static shots, which makes the film lethargic. Sometimes the camera moves so little, even at the expense of the character talking not being in the centre of the frame. For example, the scene where the pink hair guy talks loads in the toilet, he is way off centre. He should be the focal point, but he is relegated to the side.

When the film ends abruptly, there is no sense of the story having achieved or conveyed anything. It is not a drama because there is almost no story. It is not an erotic film because you can hardly see anything. It is not funny or thrilling either. There is little to keep me interested in the story, if there was a story at all.


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