Perturbador. Realmente coloca o espectador em contato com a nata da superficialidade de pessoas economicamente privilegiadas e politicamente alienadas. Não há possibilidade de identificação com as personagens, tamanha inadequação de seus comentários e valores. Bravo!
The viewer has to make an effort to actually pick the interesting elements (if there are any) in this honestly avoidable (did i made it up?) doc. All i could see was rich people pouring poor, regardless and insensitive comments, probably thinking they meant something just because a camera was recording them. Avoid.
I like the ambiguity of this documentary. It's not really about "positive things", like one of those interviewed said, but it's about poverty and lack of compassion shown in a not-so-obvious way. I liked when the musician/lawyer guy admitted he feels guilty because he doesn't really live in Brazil inhabiting this little kingdom of his parents. I hope it's not entirely true though, I'd like to believe in people.
A 2009 documentary exercise in tedium. 8 sets of penthouse dwellers are interviewed commenting on their city and place in it , often in elitist and discrimantory ways. To quote ani difranco 'you better put more than a nickel in our cups casue we are COMING UP !!" Not an honest voice amongst them save maybe the club owner.
A visually striking and brilliant project. I think this documentary makes its point by showing a bunch of privileged individuals who don't even seem aware of the implications of what they are saying. The lady petting a stuffed coon sums it all up: it's like living an embalmed life at the top.
a brilliant documentary. really liked the penthouse-owner who said "I love the fact that you are making a documentary about positive things.Usually, people only make documentaries about killings and other disasters." They are so disconnected from reality, so "above it all", literally, that they are unable to catch the irony of the situation.What do you lose living in a penthouse?The part of you that is down to earth.
Couldn't finish watching this totally uninteresting documentary about uninteresting people.. Not sure if the filmmakers asked the wrong questions or were too hands-off, but whatever it was, the people interviewed reveal nothing worth knowing about. Surely these penthouse residents have more character than what showed up here...or maybe not? Depressing.