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Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras) (2018)

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Clara, a lonely nurse from the outskirts of São Paulo, is hired by mysterious and wealthy Ana as the nanny of her unborn child. Against all odds, the two women develop a strong bond. But a fateful night changes their plans.

Cast

Cida Moreira
as Dona Amélia
Felipe Kenji
as Maurício
Neusa Velasco
as Dona Norma
Eduardo Gomes
as Professor Edu
Germano Melo
as Dr. Ciro Poças
Naloana Lima
as Moradora de Rua
Clara de Cápua
as Segurança do Shopping
Ivy Souza
as Mulher na Vitrine
Ledda Marotti
as Mulher do Bairro
Caetano Gotardo
as Reinaldo Estevão
Marat Descartes
as Voz do Porteiro
Luciana Paes
as Voz do Shopping
Lilian Blanc
as Selma, mãe de Ana
Carla Zanini
as Tarsila
Letícia Moreira
as Atendente do Shopping
João Cândido Zacharias
as João, o Garçom
Márcio Mehiel
as Repórter
Zua Mutange
as Iná, avó de Clara
José Lacerda
as José, avô de Ana
José Blanc
as Ronaldo, pai de Ana
Rony Koren
as Ronaldo Jr., irmão de Ana
Guilherme Gorski
as Fabrício, irmão de Ana
Isac de Araujo Rojas Braga
as Joel no Ultrassom
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Critic Reviews for Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras)

All Critics (11) | Top Critics (3)

...an unnerving werewolf tale that explores themes of motherhood and otherness, sometimes suggesting a retelling of Frankenstein. But with a werewolf. Yet for all the blood and gore, this is a quiet, gentle story...

October 10, 2017 | Full Review…

"Good Manners" is an ambitious work not only in scope but design, influenced by Jacques Tourneur's psychological horror noirs.

August 16, 2017 | Full Review…

A hybrid of art-house and genre cinema, combining sharp social commentary with grand guignol fantasy.

August 9, 2017 | Full Review…

"Good Manners" is a strange and wondrous fable. A Brazilian fantasy and stinging social commentary, it features motherhood, lesbian passions, and werewolf instincts, plus a few musical numbers thrown in for good measure.

July 19, 2018 | Full Review…

Those sick of the apprehensive nature of modern "elevated horror" movies will find some relief here, as well-known werewolf traits are treated respectfully and without irony.

June 12, 2018 | Full Review…

What's most impressive is how [the filmmakers] generate nervous laughter even when something truly horrific is happening.

April 18, 2018 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Good Manners (As Boas Maneiras)

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Even if this atypical film is quite surprising and almost perfect in the way it combines several different genres (including musical) into something akin to a naturalistic fairy tale, it is only a pity, though, that it is not really clear what the directors wanted to say with all this.

Carlos Magalhães
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