A woman uses her bureaucratic job to convince divorcing couples to stay together is utterly committed to getting pregnant by her husband in a future of dance parties, ritualistic orgies and fundamentalist Christianity.

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Gabriel Mascaro

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Gabriel Mascaro (screenplay), Rachel Daisy Ellis (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
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Dira Paes ... Joana
Julio Machado Julio Machado ... Danilo
Antonio Pastich Antonio Pastich ... Vigilante do Cartório
Rubens Santos Rubens Santos ... Genivaldo - Cliente que registra a filha
Clayton Mariano Clayton Mariano ... Rodrigo - Casal Cartório
Luciano Mallmann Luciano Mallmann ... Maurício - Chefe do Cartório
Teca Pereira Teca Pereira ... Mestra Dalva - Mestra do Grupo Divino Amor
Suzy Lopes Suzy Lopes ... Amanda - Lavagem e Grupo Divino Amor
Thardelly Lima Thardelly Lima ... Henrique - Lavagem e Grupo Divino Amor
Tony Silva Tony Silva ... Pastor do Batismo
Gabriel Mascaro ... Carteiro
Emílio de Mello ... Pastor do Drive Thru (as Emílio de Melo)
Mariana Nunes ... Lígia - Casal Cartório e Divino Amor
Thalita Carauta Thalita Carauta ... Janice - Cliente da Assinatura
Flávio Luiz dos Santos Flávio Luiz dos Santos ... Porteiro do Divino Amor
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Brasil, 2027. Joana, a forty-year-old civil servant, works as a notary at the divorce registration office, but her fervent Christian faith drives her to go beyond her job in an attempt to reconcile separated spouses. In order to do so, she has a secret weapon: she persuades them to join Divine Love, a group of which she is a member with her husband, Danilo who creates flower bouquets at their home. Group readings of holy writings, sermons, purifying immersion: Divine Love has everything you'd find in your average run-of-the-mill evangelical community, except that this group also likes to get involved in a bit of swinging - on the sole condition that the man's seed is reserved for his legitimate wife because "supreme pleasure comes from the divine desire to procreate life within the family. But Joana and Danilo are unable to conceive, because he is unable to reach a climax, despite his best efforts (swinging upside down on a machine being one of them). As a result, she has entirely ...

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This film was screened in the World Cinema Dramatic Competition section at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. See more »

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Drive-through confession
20 May 2020 | by timiaanSee all my reviews

What if the official registrar, who has to arrange your divorce, suddenly begs you to give your marriage another chance?

Welcome in the Brazil of 2027, where bikinis are forbidden and detection gates reveal your pregnancy. Where you can go to confession in a drive-through church. Divino Amor is an unhurried, alienating and well-acted film, with subtle humor, strange sets, disco music and a few very explicit scenes. For fans of movies like Drive, Her, Under The Skin and The Lobster.


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13 November 2020 (USA) See more »

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