• Lower City (2005)

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Release Date: 2005

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

Production Co: Videofilmes Producoes Artisticas

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • Even though Lower City ultimately leads nowhere (the movie doesn't end so much as simply stop), you won't mind having taken the trip. show more

  • The impressive first feature by Sergio Machado, a one-time assistant to Walter Salles ("The Motorcycle Diaries"), is a trip through a grungy world of crime, sex and cockfights. show more

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