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Carmo, Hit the Road (2010)

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Edgy, hard as nails, Brazilian belle Carmo would do anything to escape the hell hole of a Brazilian border town where she lives. So when a lonesome, wheelchair-bound petty thief named Marco arrives on the scene in an old pick up truck full of smuggled goods, she jumps at the chance to help him transport the shipment. Carmo and Marco start a lawless, reckless journey of self discovery, and an unlikely romance through the lush and jagged South American landscape, chased by banditos, the police and their own passions alike. -- (C) First Run Featuresmore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Romance, Art House & International
Directed By:
Written By: Murilo Pasta
In Theaters:
On DVD: Feb 22, 2011
Box Office: $835
Runtime:
First Run Features - Official Site

Cast

Fele Martínez
as Marco Bermejo
Mariana Loureiro
as Maria do Carmo
Seu Jorge
as Amparo de Jesús
Márcio Garcia
as Diamantino dos Anjos
Mauricio García
as Diamantino dos Anjos
Paca Gabaldon
as Luz Guarany
Rosi Campos
as Serrana de Jesús Fel...
Norival Rizzo
as Alberto Chagas
Nanda Costa
as Rosália Alecrim
Clarissa Kiste
as Lenice Carbastaflor
Kiko Bertholini
as Lucio Mario Espinhei...
Thaís Fersoza
as Viviane Ladeira
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All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

It's not a memorable ride, but there's enough rueful humor, tropical sensuality and borrowed style along the way to make it pleasant.

Full Review… | October 15, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

Pasta's maximalist approach repels any emotional investment, even as Loureiro and Martínez make for an appealing screen couple among the appalling settings.

Full Review… | October 13, 2010
Time Out
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Pasta films it all, including dazzling stretches of South American landscape, with a painter's eye for color and the intriguing faces of his extras.

Full Review… | October 12, 2010
Village Voice
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Full Review… | October 30, 2010
Hollywood Reporter
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In the end, Carmo, Hit the Road suffers from an inability to decide what it wants to present.

Full Review… | October 18, 2010
Slant Magazine

Euro-Brazilian director Pasta casts a contemptuous eye on the exotic masses around him, characterizing the underclass as duplicitous and depraved, and mentally challenged at best. Forget about how it all ended up that way. Poverty porn, Brazilian style.

Full Review… | October 15, 2010

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