In Rio de Janeiro, after an altercation with his father and mother, a young man named Bebeto kills his family and goes to a movie theater, where he watches four weird vignettes. The first ...
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There are many concurrent plots in this film. The main one being the one in which a desperate guy kills his parents with an open razor and then goes to the movies. At the same time, other ... See full summary »
Antero de Oliveira
Noronha, who works at the Chamber of Deputies as an office boy, lives in the Grajaú with his wife, Gorda and their five unmarried daughters, Aurora, Hilda, Debora, Arlete and Silene, who is... See full summary »
Neville de Almeida
Ana Maria Magalhães,
Public relations man is invited to guide American millionaire during his stay in Rio de Janeiro. In this course, he gets involved in the most bizarre situations, from orgiastic mega-parties... See full summary »
The story of a famous Brazilian criminal, called The Red Light Bandit because he always used a red flashlight to break in the houses during the night. Working alone, he also used to rape his female victims.
Our story begins with Macunaima's miraculous birth to an old woman in a tiny jungle settlement. Born full grown, he discovers his life's purpose which leads him and his family/followers on ... See full summary »
Carlos and Solange, childhood sweethearts, marry after a chaste courtship. On their wedding night, Solange refuses to make love to him. First he pleads, then in anger he rapes her. She says... See full summary »
Coffin Joe is still looking for the perfect woman to give birth to a son of his, and, cleared of the past crimes in the first film (At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul), keeps terrorizing the ... See full summary »
José Mojica Marins
José Mojica Marins,
In Rio de Janeiro, after an altercation with his father and mother, a young man named Bebeto kills his family and goes to a movie theater, where he watches four weird vignettes. The first one is about a wealthy woman, Márcia, bored with her marriage, who decides to spend a couple of days alone in her house in Petrópolis. When her best friend Renata unexpectedly arrives to stay with her, they get drunk and something tragic happens. The second one is about a loser who arrives home upset and drunk, and kills his family. The third one is about a tragic repressed lesbian relationship. The last one is about a man addicted to stealing women's underwear.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
An Irregular Remake of a Brazilian Underground Classic Movie
In Rio de Janeiro, after an altercation with his father and mother, the young man Bebeto (Alexandre Frota) kills his family and goes to the movie theater. He impassively watches four weird short stories. The first one is about a wealthy woman, Márcia (Claudia Raia), bored with her marriage, who decides to spend alone a couple of days in her house in Petrópolis. When her best friend Renata (Louise Cardoso) unexpectedly arrives to stay with her, they get drunk and a tragedy is announced. The second one is about a looser that arrives home upset and drunk and kills his family. The third one is about a tragic lesbian repressed relationship. The last one is about a man addicted in stealing women's underwear.
"Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema" is a remake of a Brazilian underground classic of 1967 of Júlio Bressane with the same title. I have never had the chance to watch the original version, but the 1991 is very irregular, having some good points, but also very weak and silly parts, like for example the man addicted in stealing women's underwear. Another negative aspect is the indecision of Neville de Almeida between a heavy drama or a dark humor. In the end, none of the foregoing genres works well. The movie explores too much the body of Claudia Raia, who was in evidence in 1991. In 2005, we see that she was indeed too fat and with cellulite for the present standards of beauty and aesthetic. My vote is five.
Title (Brazil): "Matou a Família e Foi ao Cinema" ("Killed the Family and Went to the Movie Theater")
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