Walter Hugo Khouri – O Palácio dos Anjos aka The Palace of Angels (1970)

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Synopsis:

In São Paulo, the greedy Bárbara is not happy with her work in a loan and investment company. When her boss Ricardo invites Bárbara for a meeting at his apartment, he harasses her first and then he fires her. When Bárbara is walking on the sidewalk, a stranger offers a ride to downtown for her. While driving, the driver Rose offers a job in a brothel to Bárbara promising a very high income to her. When Bárbara arrives home, she tells the offer she had to her friends Mariazinha and Ana Lúcia. The trio decides to visit the place but they do not like the situation of being treated like objects. They decide to steal the database of the wealthy clients of Ricardo and offer their services in the own apartment. Sooner Bárbara invests a large amount improving the location that is known as “The Palace of the Angels”. Along the days they raise lots of money satisfying the fantasies of their clients but Mariazinha can’t stand the situation and returns to her hometown. Now Bárbara and Ana Lúcia
— Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (IMDb). Continue reading

Caru Alves de Souza – De Menor AKA Underage (2014)

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Helena is a recently graduated attorney that shares her routine between her job as a Public Defender of children and adolescents in the Forum of the city of Santos, Brazil, and the care of the teenager Caio, with whom she lives a harmonic and honest life. Their relationship is put to the test when Caio commits a felony. Continue reading

Júlio Bressane – Filme de Amor (2003)

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Two Girls and a Guy meets An Affair of Love in this erotic melodrama from the venerable Brazilian auteur Julio Bressane. The aptly-titled A Love Movie focuses on three philandering characters in Rio de Janerio who gather to discuss and philosophize on the subject of love, occasionally putting their theories into practice over the course of various trysts. Shot in black-and-white and color, A Love Movie premiered in the Director’s Fortnight segment of the 2003 Cannes Film Festival.~ Michael Hastings Continue reading

Júlio Bressane – O Anjo Nasceu (1969)

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Santamaria and Urtigo are two bandits on the run, one is white, the other black. Santamaria is a mystical visionary and believes in the imminent coming of a purifying angel. Urtiga, his inseparable companion, is a simple-minded and ingenious man who follows Santamaria around and participates in the crimes he commits. The two bandits take over a house after kidnapping its owner and his girlfriend. The film’s finale is classic, with music by the singer Luis Gonzaga and the “endless” shot of an empty road. “When I made O Anjo Nasceu I thought I had made my most difficult film, a completely irresponsible film, that space, that vacuum, that nothing. It was a devastating experience for me, a shock. Much, much more than Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema, which was a well-received film. I think O Anjo Nasceu is still unknown territory, even for me” (J. Bressane).link Continue reading

Júlio Bressane – Dias de Nietzsche em Turim AKA Nietzsche’s Days in Turin (2001)

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Plot:A cinematographic essay, without dialogues, about the months Friedrich Nietzsche spent in Turin, Italy, with narration quoted by his original writings. It was there that the philosopher wrote some of his most known books such as Ecce Homo and Twilight of the Idols . Continue reading