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Brought brilliantly to life by Christian Malheiros' soulful performance, Socrates uses one boy's story to check a nation's pulse. Read critic reviews

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After his mother's sudden death, Socrates, a 15-year-old living on the margins of São Paulo's coast, must survive on his own while coming to terms with his grief.

Cast & Crew

Vanessa Santana
Social Worker
Jorge Dias
Junk yard owner
Thayná Mantesso
Writer
Jefferson Paulino
Producer
Tammy Weiss
Producer
Fernando Meirelles
Executive Producer
João Gabriel de Queiroz
Cinematographer
Felipe Puperi
Music
Tiago Abrahão
Music
Juliana Guedes
Art Director
Ricardo Reis
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Camila Mariga
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Débora Morbi
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Manon Ribat
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Critic Reviews for Socrates

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  • Socrates left me wondering if it was slightly underdeveloped as a feature project. But plenty of glossier and more finished films don't have its beating compassionate heart.

    September 3, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • If one coup of Moratto's film is our instant bond with star Christian Malheiros, another is that a film can feel so measured with this much drama in such close quarters.

    September 2, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • The film crams a lot of hardship into its 70 minutes, as well as an abundance of humanity.

    August 20, 2020 | Full Review…
  • A work whose accomplishments signal a director of great promise.

    August 21, 2019 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…
  • This passionate first feature crams a lot of drama into its brief 71 minutes.

    August 15, 2019 | Full Review…
  • [T]he blistering sincerity in "Socrates" is not fabricated but channeled from its authentic source. Sugarcoating was not allowed.

    August 8, 2019 | Full Review…

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