In 1970, a man is tortured and murdered by the regime’s secret police. Now nearly 40 years later, his friend, who had also been tortured, recognizes the man he deems responsible for the murder of his friend. Along with three old friends and the victim’s daughter, they kidnap the man and take him to an isolated house. Once there, the concepts of justice and revenge begin to mix dangerously in a private trial with irreversible consequences.
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Carolina (Isabel Ruth), an aging local grande dame who works at a crossing point on the titular river, marries another late-in-life character, the dredging-boat operator Antonio, played by Brazilian TV star Lima Duarte. Not long after their union, Carolina becomes intensely jealous of Antonio’s fondness for their winsome goddaughter, Joana (Joana Barcia), and insinuates herself into a relationship brewing between Joana and a mystical gypsy gold salesman, Ze of Gold (Joao Cardoso). Soon, tempers are flaring, mystical secrets are being revealed and death is hovering over the central characters.
Virgem Margarida / Virgin Margarida (2012) Licinio Azevedo, Iva Mugalela, Hermelinda Cimela, Sumeia Maculuva, Drama
1975, Mozambique’s rebirth. The young revolution sweeps the streets of Maputo from prostitutes and bad habits. Sent to re-education camps deep in the countryside, they will become «new women». Margarida, a sixteen year-old girl, was mistakenly taken. This is their story. Women bounded by adversity.
Veredas / Trails (1978) João César Monteiro, Manuela de Freitas, Luís de Sousa Costa, Francisco Domingues, Carmen Duarte, Arthouse, Cult, Drama
A poetic journey in the heart of Portugal. They were two. A man and a woman that met and traveled down from the Tras-os-Montes to the sea. Legends and steep and rocks, faces and sounds… In the film, the chant of a country’s history eight century long is passed on.
Iracema – Uma Transa Amazônica (1975) Jorge Bodanzky, Orlando Senna, Paulo César Peréio, Edna de Cássia, Lúcio Dos Santos, Drama
In the 70’s, the fifteen years old whore Iracema meets the truck driver Sebastião, a.k.a. “Tião Brazil Grande”, and travels with him along the Amazon Forest through Transamazônica, the longest Brazilian highway recently built by the military government to bring development to the area settling landless peasants. When Tião drops her on the road, Iracema is submitted to the most decadent types of prostitution to survive.
Macunaíma / Macunaima (1969) Joaquim Pedro de Andrade, Grande Otelo, Paulo José, Jardel Filho, Fantasy, Comedy
Our story begins with Macunaima’s miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life’s purpose which leads him and his family/followers on a journey to the Big City. On the way, more miracles occur, but Macunaima still has the heart and mind of a child. In the Big City, he is co-opted by terrorists who enlist him in their revolutionary schemes. In the Big City he learns that nuts are not always food and other hilarious lessons of life.
Kiss Me (2004) António da Cunha Telles, Marisa Cruz, Manuel Wiborg, Nicolau Breyner, Clara Pinto Correia, Drama
This movie bring us a story about a woman named Laura (Marisa Cruz) that lives in a small portuguese town during the 50’s. Tired of living in such a small town she travells to a bigger town, in wich she’ll have the opportunity to feel free.
A Mulher Que Inventou o Amor (1979) Jean Garret, Ricardo Angelini, Carlos Arena, Rodolfo Arena, Drama, Erotic
The Secret of the Mummy / O Segredo da Múmia (1983) Ivan Cardoso, Joel Barcellos, Rubem Barra, Carla Bayton, Comedy, Horror, Erotic
Laughed at when he announced the discovery of the elixer of life, a scientist Professor Expedito Vitus devotes himself to the reconstitution of a map which has been divided into eight parts. The owners of these parts are being mysteriously murdered. Thanks to this map, he ends up making the most important archaeological discovery of the century: the tomb of Runamb, the Mummy, in the sands of Egypt. Back in Brasil, the professor brings the Mummy back to life, who was actually a dangerous psychopathic murderer obsessed with the image of Nadja, the dancer who had turned him down.