• Film ID:
  • 15486
  • Availability:
  • DVD Available from Shop
  • Film cert:
  • Running time:
  • DVD=109 min.
  • Nationality(ies):
  • Brazil.
  • Primary Language(s):
  • English.
This 2008 Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or nominee takes us away from the increasingly clichéd violent side of life in a Brazilian favela and views the life of four half-brothers being raised by a single mum. One aspires to football stardom, one to being saved by Christianity, one works as a courier, but is drifting toward crime, and the youngest yearns to drive a bus. The mum, pregnant with her fifth child, works as a cleaner for a woman in a middle class area of Sao Paolo. An energetic mixture of urban cinema and acutely observed social realism.
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