Reviews

  • Carlos M Super Reviewer
    Jun 03, 2017

    Incredibly audacious (yet also a bit irregular) for the time it was made, Bressane's classic underground film is an intelligent experimentation that uses a series of disconnected scenes to draw a sharp and bleak portrait of a desperate society.

    Incredibly audacious (yet also a bit irregular) for the time it was made, Bressane's classic underground film is an intelligent experimentation that uses a series of disconnected scenes to draw a sharp and bleak portrait of a desperate society.

  • Edgar C Super Reviewer
    Oct 28, 2011

    Brazil keeps experimenting in the 60s and comes out with the best national movie of the decade. It would seem that Marco Bellocchio's shocking look into family alienation and crime caused commotion and inspiration among film-makers and moviewatchers alike. Bressane makes a bizarre and improvisatory show about unusual situational randomness and cinema aesthetics. Unique experiment, worth hunting down for years. 99/100

    Brazil keeps experimenting in the 60s and comes out with the best national movie of the decade. It would seem that Marco Bellocchio's shocking look into family alienation and crime caused commotion and inspiration among film-makers and moviewatchers alike. Bressane makes a bizarre and improvisatory show about unusual situational randomness and cinema aesthetics. Unique experiment, worth hunting down for years. 99/100

  • Jul 06, 2008

    Julinho Bressane is celebrated for nothing.

    Julinho Bressane is celebrated for nothing.

  • Jun 16, 2008

    Crude, bleak and gloomy, this 1969 movie is almost unknown, its daring themes and atypical structure are so ahead of their time that you wonder why nobody mentions this as one of the most important steps in the history of cinema. I sense this could be called the darkly existentialist Pulp Fiction of bossanova, thirty years before Pulp Fiction. The ending is just emotionally asphixiating and the beginning, well, see the title. Deserves a wider recognition.

    Crude, bleak and gloomy, this 1969 movie is almost unknown, its daring themes and atypical structure are so ahead of their time that you wonder why nobody mentions this as one of the most important steps in the history of cinema. I sense this could be called the darkly existentialist Pulp Fiction of bossanova, thirty years before Pulp Fiction. The ending is just emotionally asphixiating and the beginning, well, see the title. Deserves a wider recognition.