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  • Nando Olival (2011)
  • Bra (SUB)
  • 80 min
Film Review
Reviewed By
3 out of 5

Three Sao Paulo flatmates have their ultra-close relationship further complicated by participation in an online reality show in this handsomely shot but emotionally timid love-triangle tale from Brazil. Once they start to live a largely scripted home life, pals Gabriel Godoy, Victor Mendes and Juliana Schalch find the charming, laid-back intimacy of their student days replaced by superficiality and fakeness that gradually threaten the bond they're so desperate to maintain. Initially, there's a gentle humour in the trio's playing-up to the webcams, with writer/director Nando Olival using their audience-grabbing actions to casually address issues of voyeurism, viewer manipulation and truth. Yet the more the friends mask their real feelings, the less convincing and appealing events become. By the final third, even supposedly honest moments seem insincere, while the excessively languid pacing and bland ending exacerbate the sense of a plot that's run out of steam.

Plot Summary

Brazilian drama starring Juliana Schalch. After meeting at a party, students Camila, Cazé and Rafael become flatmates and firm friends. As graduation looms, the trio get an offer to participate in an innovative reality show, sponsored by a department store. Their private lives will be filmed, but what effect will it have on their relationships?

Cast and crew

Cast

Camila
Juliana Schalch
Cazé
Gabriel Godoy
Rafael
Victor Mendes
Guilherme
Rafael Maia
Bárbara
Sophia Reis
Heraldo
Alceu Nunes
Josias
Henrique Taubaté

Crew

Director
Nando Olival

Other Information

Language: 
Portuguese +subtitles
Colour
Categories
Drama

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