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Once Upon a Time in Rio
Once Upon a Time in Rio
Actors: Thiago Martins, Vitoria Frate
Director: Breno Silveira
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
UR     2010     1hr 57min

Brazil, 2009. Portuguese with English subtitles.


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Actors: Thiago Martins, Vitoria Frate
Director: Breno Silveira
Genres: Indie & Art House, Drama
Sub-Genres: Indie & Art House, Love & Romance
Studio: Maya Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 01/19/2010
Original Release Date: 01/01/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 00/00/2008
Release Year: 2010
Run Time: 1hr 57min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: Portuguese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

A present-day shakespearean drama in a 3rd world setting
Vicente Del Rio | San Luis Obispo, CA United States | 02/23/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Being Brazilian, and seeing no review of this movie, I felt compelled to write a few words recommending it. Excellent film about an impossible love between a poor boy and a rich girl (an inverted Sabrina-like story, if you like) with a not-so-happy ending, much like a modern Shakespearean drama set in a Third-World stage. Though predictable, the script is a very good. Good acting, fast action, very good photography. Not so impacting like the document-stylish City of God, and certainly not so chocking. But the film portraits very realistic situations and reflect the true preconceptions, the parallel universes, and the divide between social classes in Brazil and specifically in Rio de Janeiro. A perfect tale about the downward spiraling effect of poverty: once you are poor, all your universe drags you even further down with very little chances of getting hold of a life-saver. This film is a good heir to Latin American reality cinema. I strongly recommend it."