Paco lives with his elderly mother in a poor Sao Paulo neighborhood. When his mother hears that the government has seized her savings, the shocked woman drops dead. Paco, depressed and in a state of grief, has little desire to stay in Brazil and travels to Lisbon. He is quickly led down a twisted path filled with murder, danger, intrigue, and love. From the director of Central Station and The Motorcycle Diaries.
Director/writer Walter Salles Jr. spearheaded the return of Brazilian cinema to international prominence in the latter half of the 1990s, particularly with his esteemed hit Central Station (1998). Born in Rio de Janeiro, the son of a well-heeled banker, Salles was raised in France and the United States before Brazil became his permanent home during his teens. Salles entered the Brazilian film industry as an award-winning documentary filmmaker during the industry’s 1980s/early-‘90s decline. After he moved to fiction with the thriller Exposure (1991), Salles’ feature career was stalled by Brazil’s disastrous economic freeze in the first half of the 1990s. Though he remained active by making documentaries for European television, Salles opted to stay in Brazil and made one of the first key films in the industry’s resurgence, Foreign Land (1995). Co-directed by Daniela Thomas, the internationally acclaimed Foreign Land addressed the fallout from Brazil’s economy through a mystery yarn set… read more
La recomiendo por todo lo alto, "five stars", vidas al límite, almas perdidas, gran poesía, música y excelentes actuaciones, en un ritmo de insoslayable habilidad, Walter Salles consigue en este film, llevarnos a amar sus personajes y querer salvarlos de algún modo, aunque internamente, sabemos que es imposible. Miguel angel Líbero.