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A Erva do Rato

Júlio Bressane, Rosa Dias Brazil, 2008

Rafael Zen's rating of the film The Herb of the Rat

Let's begin with the giant white elephant in the room: what starts as a promising character study soon unravels to be one of the most embarrassing acting choices from contemporary brazilian cinema. Negrini and Mello just do not stand such a poetic plot - they puke words empty of meaning and soul. They should stick with soap opera, the place they belong to. We try to focus on Bressane's beautiful scenes, but how?