The famous Brazilian producer Cecílio B. De Milho wants to produce an epic about Helen of Troy. He hires the great professor of Greek history Xenofontes to write the screenplay, but his family and crew wants to make a Brazilian musical comedy. Meanwhile, a fake count wants to marry his nephew to be the lead actor of Helen of Troy.
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So Hard to Forget / Como Esquecer (2010) Malu De Martino, Ana Paula Arósio, Murilo Rosa, Natália Lage, Drama
Julia is a 35-year-old English Literature teacher struggling with depression as she tries to get her life back together again after her long, intense love affair with Antonia. Feeling totally abandoned after she and her enigmatic girlfriend broke up, Julia is thrown into a desperate, painful process.
Boi Neon / Neon Bull (2015) Gabriel Mascaro, Juliano Cazarré, Maeve Jinkings, Josinaldo Alves, Drama
Iremar works at the “Vaquejadas”, a rodeo in the North East of Brazil where two men on horseback try bring down a bull by grabbing its tail. It’s dusty and back-breaking work, but Iremar is a natural vaqueiro feeding, prepping and taking care of the bulls.
Dona Flor e Seus Dois Maridos / Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands (1976) Bruno Barreto, Sonia Braga, José Wilker, Mauro Mendonça, Comedy
In a small city of Brazil, Flor (a very good looking woman) marries Vadinho, a very handsome and erotic man. Once married she finds he is a good-for-nothing. She works teaching cooking to her neighbours but he takes all her money to gamble. One day he dies. Flor misses the goods of the marriage so she marries again with a very correct gentleman – the owner of the drugstore (Teodoro). Now she’s very happy with her man, but misses the erotic moments with her previous husband. Then the ghost of Vadhino comes to earth to chase her.
The Peephole of Love (1981) José Antonio Garcia, Ícaro Martins, Tito Alencastro, Tânia Alves, Hércules Barbosa, Comedy, Drama, Erotic
Innocent girl starts working as a secretary in an office. Soon she finds out a hole in the wall through which she can see the action in the next apartment, where a prostitute meets her bizarre clients.
Clara, a 65 year old widow and retired music critic, was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil. She is the last resident of the Aquarius, an original two-story building, built in the 1940s, in the upper-class, seaside Boa Viagem Avenue, Recife.
Sister Dulce: The Angel from Brazil / Irmã Dulce (2014) Vicente Amorim, Regina Braga, Bianca Comparato, Gracindo Júnior, Biography, Drama
The Sex of the Angels / El sexo de los ángeles (2012) Xavier Villaverde, Astrid Bergès-Frisbey, Álvaro Cervantes, Llorenç González, Drama, Romance
Struggling martial artist and dancer Bruno loves his girlfriend Carla, but when he meets fellow dancer Rai, serious sparks begin to fly, opening the couple up to new possibilities. A new generation navigates sexual fluidity, torn affections, and open relationships in this steamy love triangle. But once Bruno’s clandestine encounters with Rai are revealed, a confused and hurt Carla kicks him out. But she simply doesn’t want to give up on her love. Eventually she agrees that Bruno can date them both as long as he keeps his life with Rai relatively separate.
America a tragic story told in a burlesque and ironic way, within a love triangle. Liza, a beautiful young Russian woman, is married to Victor, a small-time crook who lives on scheming and swindling, born and bred in Portugal. Fernanda, the ex wife, who ten year’s passed decides to drop by, is the gang leader, an Andalusian Spaniard. Victor has to decide which women to follow, Liza cannot really leave him, Fernanda doesn’t really want to stay. The six year old kid hangs everybody by a string. Eastern European newcomers give new business perspectives that are going to rock their small world by the beach: Cova do Vapor. A chaotic neighborhood of precarious housing located at Lisbon’s gates, where the Tagus River meets the Atlantic, where fishermen and retired factory workers coexist. An obscure little place, where everything suddenly changes, even the weather. After a violent storm, the gangster’s house gets a rusted fishing boat hanging on top of their home.
De Passagem / Passing By (2003) Ricardo Elias, Lohan Brandão, Thiago de Mello, Wilma de Souza, Drama
Jefferson and Washington are brothers, and have a common friend, Kennedy, whom they’ve known since they were kids. Jefferson enters the military life, but Washington and Kennedy turn to drug dealing instead. When Washington dies, Jefferson returns to São Paulo and goes around town with Kennedy, trying to find Washington’s body, which was missing. In their desperate search, they remember a very important event of their past.