Marcelo is a student in an existential crisis. He questions the reasons of life, and loses interest in everything but sex. He goes to school, but does not study, he does not work, he does not have any place to live, and he does not have any assets. He has two sisters, one of them married and the other living with a girlfriend in a small apartment. His family seems to be split since his parents died. His fragility attracts women, but he is just interested in sex without a relationship. His behavior drags his lovers down, and Marcelo ends the story alone, in a fetal position.
Walter Hugo Khouri was one of the greatest Brazilian directors. His movies are normally very introspective, with characters questioning life. This 1968 film features the Brazilian band Os Mutantes, one of the most important groups of the seventies in Brazil. —IMDb
Walter Hugo Khouri (21 October 1929, São Paulo — 27 June 2003, São Paulo) was a Brazilian film director.
He made 25 motion pictures, many of which showed characters in search for a meaning to their agonizing existence. Khouri won many prizes both in his home country and internationally.
His œuvre, highly influenced by filmmakers such as Ingmar Bergman and Michelangelo Antonioni, jazz, writers like D. H. Lawrence and Albert Camus and philosophers like Spinoza, is very personal and homogeneous.
His most important movie, Noite Vazia (aka Men and Women), made in 1964, was about four characters, two men and two prostitutes, in conflict with their lives, having as background the rising metropolis of São Paulo from the 1960’s. It consecrated him for the stunning cinematography and excellent acting. —wikipedia