Intent on offering his fiancée a better life, countryman heads for Rio de Janeiro in search of a place in the sun. With no contacts in the big city, he gets involved with the crime underworld connected with illegal betting.
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A weird crime melodrama that defends one of Brazil's most famous and idiosyncratic contraventions (Jogo do Bicho) and cast some of the most recognizable actors from the chanchada comedies of the era. Some of them are very, very dull though. It is very well made, if not particularly remarkable or clever.