When Karinna hitches a ride to Salvador with best friends Deco and Naldinho, she has no idea of the power of the passion, obsession and jealously which will be ignited in all three of them, breaking her heart and threatening to destroy a lifelong friendship.
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In 1992 the photographer Frank Tielemans said to me, ‘Every Dutchman should have spend one year in a developing country. Then they would be much more aware of how good they have it here.’ I think that has been a sensible statement. Cidade Baixa is filmed with many handheld shots. And strong emotions give the film a raw atmosphere. Surprisingly good drama!
this film is falling apart every minute;
annoyingly predictable, overloaded with cliches;
very stiff photography;
I couldn't last to the end..
It proves that describing story in fascinating place is not enough for fascinating film;
Great film ..adorei!!
The characters were intense and we could feel their desesperate attempt to make their lives in the hardship of street suvival. I loved the location Salvador old houses were stuning like the characters!