A Wolf at the Door (O Lobo atrás da Porta)

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Based on real events, and set in Rio de Janeiro, "A Wolf at the Door" is the nerve-rattling tale of a kidnapped child and the terror of the parents left behind. When Sylvia (Fabíula Nascimento) discovers her 6 yr old daughter has been picked up at school by an unknown woman, police summon her husband Bernardo (Milhem Cortaz) to the station for questioning. There Bernardo confesses his extra-marital affair with Rosa (Leandra Leal), whom detectives believe to be involved in the kidnapping. Inspired by real events, Brazilian filmmaker Fernando Coimbra's debut feature captures the heightened anxiety of every parent's worst nightmare, casting a light upon the cruelties of which humans are capable. (C) Outsider Pictures

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  • In his first film Coimbra already appears to be a master of the cinematic tightrope walk, weaving flashbacks and detective work in an energetic and pleasingly sleazy manner (this is, after all, a modern noir).

    July 16, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Though a strong director of actors, Coimbra is significantly less assured as a visual stylist.

    June 4, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Surprisingly extracting humor out of a incredibly serious and dramatic situation, the film is especially benefited by the flawless performances of Leal, Cortaz and Nascimento.

    March 27, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…
  • As a piece of storytelling, "A Wolf at the Door" may be a tawdry little shocker. But on a visceral level, it is a knife to the gut.

    March 26, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Potent sexual attraction can be a wonderful thing, but it can also bring out the absolute worst in the people involved, as the bleak, disturbing Latin American noir "A Wolf at the Door" convincingly demonstrates.

    March 26, 2015 | Full Review…
  • Coimbra's overambitious use of a complex narrative structure can feel clunky, and worst of all, the kid at the center is practically forgotten in the assemblage of flashbacks, significantly diminishing the emotional pull.

    March 23, 2015 | Full Review…

    Jay Weissberg

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  • Jan 26, 2015
    An engrossing film made by a filmmaker in absolute control of the story he wants to tell (it doesn't have a single shot or camera movement out of place), moving with a careful, deliberate pace towards a shocking conclusion and with Leandra Leal in a top-notch performance.
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