Body Rice tells the story of Katrin, a young delinquent from Germany, sent to Portugal on a social inclusion programme. Surrounded by a desert landscape and oppressed by a sense of unease, she will nevertheless develop a special relationship with a German girl (Julia) and a Portuguese boy (Pedro).
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The 80's in Alentejo was far more poetic and idealistic than this vagueless aimless narrative, contrary to this narrative we were much more than bodies. The music, the landscape but most of all the abandonment characteristic of Alentejo's mood that invades us under its heat, certainly made me feel nostalgic... Saudades!