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Amores Possíveis (2001)

Fifteen year ago, Carlos went to the cinema to meet Júlia, his university colleague with whom he was in love. She never showed up. Carlos was left waiting in the lobby alone. While he waits... See full summary »

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Carlos
Carolina Ferraz ...
Júlia
Emílio de Mello ...
Pedro
Beth Goulart ...
Maria
Irene Ravache ...
Carlos' Mother
Alberto Szafran ...
Lucas
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Christine Fernandes ...
Meeting agency's secretary
Silvia Helena ...
Nua
Luiza Mariani ...
Dandara (as Luíza Mariani)
Drica Moraes ...
Carol
Marcela Moura ...
Secretária
Sílvio Pozzato ...
Garçom (as Silvio Posato)
Bemvindo Sequeira ...
Bilheteiro
Luciana Valério
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Fifteen year ago, Carlos went to the cinema to meet Júlia, his university colleague with whom he was in love. She never showed up. Carlos was left waiting in the lobby alone. While he waits, something happens which will change his life. A scene, an encounter, an unfinished sentence... Something insignificant, but which will determine the character's life. Fifteen years later, we follow three completely different versions of Carlos's life. In one, he is a man divided between the stability of a secure life in a lukewarm marriage, and the growing desire to live a great love affair. In the second, he is homosexual and places passion above all else. In the third possible life, Carlos is a man who hasn't yet discovered love, and lives through successive disastrous relationships in search of the perfect woman. One of them is his real life. Another is not his life. And a third is the life he'd like to lead. Which is his true life ? Written by luiza do brasil

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Carlos: I don't know what I did to her treat me so bad.
Pedro: Nothing! You just dumped her for the guy you played soccer with on Tuesday nights. What a better reason than that?
Carlos: This things happen...
Pedro: Sure they do. But usually guys play a game with their friends, talk a load of nonsense and then go home smelling of beer. That's not exactly what happened to you...
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References Up at the Villa (2000) See more »

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Laura
Written by João Nabuco
Performed by João Nabuco
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Murilo Benício outshines everything and everybody else in this interesting movie
11 November 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This interesting movie's story and characters are overshadowed by Murilo Benício's tour-de-force performance as Carlos - rather as the three Carloses. He is so stunning that it's hard to care or even be aware of anything else.

Just watching him shift so expertly and so convincingly and with such apparent ease and mastery between the three very different personas is vastly entertaining and makes the movie definitely worth watching, but it also makes appreciating anything else about the movie nearly impossible. I suspect that Carolina Ferraz's three Júlias and Emilio de Melo's three Pedros are equally impressive, but they persistently fade into the background beside Benício's brilliance.

It makes me want to watch his other movies to see if he so dramatically dominates everything he does, or if director Sandra Werneck just pulled this extraordinary performance out of him. He's much like Marlon Brando, in that his monumental talent as an actor, his almost superhuman physical beauty, and the strength of his presence so outshine everything around him that it's hard to see anything or anybody else in the movie. Brando was like that in every movie he made; it'll be interesting to see if the same is true of Murilo Benício.


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