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R| 1 hr. 50 min.

Plot Summary
Best friends Deco (Lázaro Ramos) and Naldinho (Wagner Moura) co-own a cargo boat in Brazil's Salvador de Bahia. They give a ride to a sultry prostitute named Karinna (Alice Braga), and soon both men fall prey to her considerable sexual charms, pushing the bonds of their friendship to the limit.

Cast: Alice Braga , Lázaro Ramos , Wagner Moura , Harildo Deda , José Dumont , Olga Machado , Maria Menezes , Débora Santiago

Director: Sérgio Machado

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Palm Pictures

Lower City (2005)

Release Date: June 16th, 2006|1 hr. 50 min.

critic reviews ( 3 )
fan reviews ( )
  • Two guys panting over the same babe leads to tedium, despite a near-record number of overheated sex scenes. show more

  • Machado establishes a realistically seamy environment for his erotic triangle, and there are some surprisingly tender moments amid the squalor. show more

  • From its actual and figurative scenes of cockfighting to its copious use of throbbing Brazilian music, there's little here that rises above the level of formula. But director Machado displays a sure touch in his ability to convey the sultry atmosphere of his exotic setting, and he has elicited admirably naturalistic performances from his highly attractive, youthful performers. show more

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