Best Supporting Actress (Melhor
In 2002, 12-year-old Maria, living in dire poverty with her family,
is sold by her fisherman father to prostitute recruiter Seu Tadeu,
who takes her to a low-class brothel in the Amazon region. While she
suffers innumerable abuses, Maria only thinks of escaping the
horrible conditions she''''s faced with.
I give 10 stars too
by chetosco (Dnipro, Ukraine)
It''''s supposed to bring not a milligram of pleasure, be it directing
or, especially, acting. Who cares? That''''s not a piece of art. That''''s
a desperate yell that fades into a hopeless howling. This movie
alone is enough not to want to wake up next morning. Watching can
easily lead to a heart attack. I nearly had one. But filmed
impeccably by a guy with a very big heart. Great photography, great
sertaneja score intended to contrast, great cast including Otavio
Augusto, Chico Diaz, Vera Holtz and Antonio Calloni among others.
Virtually a documentary with a very slight acting, which may be just
a bit too much. But the most shocking is that the movie leaves you
breathlessly ashamed for being part of this world.