Lower City

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A love triangle between two best friends and a sultry, beautiful young girl.

Specifications

Studio Universal (Music)
SKU 202833868
UPC 660200314026
UPC 14 00660200314026
Format DVD
Release Date 6/19/2012
Rating Rating
Actors
Name Ramos,Lazaro
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Alice Braga - Actor
Beto Villares - Original Music By
Carlinhos Brown - Original Music By
Isabella Monteiro - Editor
Jose Dumont - Actor
Karim Ainouz, et. al. - Writer
Lazaro Ramos - Actor
Mauricio Andrade Ramos - Executive Producer
Robert Bevan - Producer
Sergio Machado - Director
Toca Seabra - Cinematographer
Wagner Moura - Actor
"Karim Ainouz, et. al." - Writer
Awards
Winner (2005) Cannes Film Festival, Sergio Machado, Award of the Youth
Reviews
ReviewSource Variety
Review "Set in the violent lower depths of Brazil's Salvador de Bahia, a hot love triangle between two poor friends and a young hooker becomes the excuse for an impressive stylistic exercise in ""Lower City."" Though the storyline is dirt simple (can friendship outlive jealousy?) and not particularly meaningful or involving, the action in this character-driven film is scintillatingly sexy. Distribs with an eye for the erotic end of art cinema should take a look...Cinematographer Toca Seabra's sweaty closeups and raw, hand-held camerawork charge the actors' bodies with sensuality."
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Reviewer Deborah Young
ReviewRating 9
ReviewSource San Francisco Chronicle
Review "First-time feature film director Sergio Machado captures the seediness of their lives as Karinna becomes a stripper and hooker and Naldinho a petty thief. You can feel the honky-tonk atmosphere that permeates these river towns. A cockfight is especially vivid...the script, co-written by Machado and Karim Ainouz, is anemic. Situations quickly start to seem repetitive. It's hard to understand what Walter Salles, the director of ""The Motorcycle Diaries"" and ""Central Station,"" saw in the story that compelled him to produce ""Lower City."" With a distinct lack of action, Machado resorts to far too many close-ups of his stars until, as good-looking as they are, you tire of looking at them."
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Ruthe Stein
ReviewRating 7
Features
DVD, English, Spanish, Subtitled, Widescreen
Product Attributes
Actor Ramos,Lazaro
Label Palm Pictures
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Entertainment Weekly "...a triangular tangle of sex, love, jealousy..."
Sight and Sound "Earthy, erotic and in-your-face..."
Total Film "Boasting raw, handheld camerawork and bathed in sultry golden hues..."

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