Meandering past the residents of a wealthy street in Recife, where private security guards ply their trade, this self-assured debut portrays the two sides of the Brazilian Dream. Filho scratches the varnish of a culture that revolves around paranoia, fear and revenge.
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Una de esas películas que se quedan contigo y no sabes bien porqué. ¿Será por lo orgánico? ¿Lo cercano? Muchas similitudes entre la inseguridad y las preocupaciones en cualquier barrio mexicano, me quedé con ganas de saber más de ellos. El diseño sonoro, una delicia.
Filho effortlessly guides us through what feels like an endless maze of a neighbourhood in Recife, Brazil. The city is dealing with a string of recent crimes which has everyone on edge, and the way that he has expertly filmed this gives us a real sense of uneasiness from the start. Although very understated there is a sense of tension which is rising from the start of the film and it constantly had me on the edge.
2016's Cannes sucks & I re-watch this & I'm sure that this is one of most magnificent movie in 2010's. As first-time feature director, he think "I'll do all the thing I wanna do !!!!." and as film critic, perhaps he has constructed his own ideal of movie by writing a lot of review or essay & In this, that intensely early impulse & maturely skillful manipulation are miraculously united. WANNA SEE "AQUARIUS" WOOOOOO!
The amazing thing is that we see the reality looking so surreal. I guess people expect maybe a great life lesson. And that's not the case at all, and maybe that's the magical detail about it. Bruno Pereti said everything that I feel: "I'm still thinking about this movie, there is something about it that I don't know, but I really like."
Beautifully shot and crafted it's like a walk through the neighbourhood when everyone left their front and back doors open. Sounds waft in and out like the breeze in this series of inter-cut vignettes on character that by the end come together with wonderfully understated gravity. 3.5 stars