Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos

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Me You Them Review


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Polygamy is usually not a funny or endearing subject, but under the lens of Brazilian director Andrucha Waddington, love with multiple partners becomes a dreamy kaleidoscope of passion and possibilities.

Thousands of movies have featured two-timing men and women sneaking behind their partner's backs. In Me You Them, everything is out in the open. The woman and three men who cohabit in Me You Them are brought together by poverty and lust. After deciding to share a small, mud-enforced house in the middle of nowhere, they learn to overcome their differences and live side-by-side. It's not always easy. All three men are involved with Darlene, and all three get jealous knowing she sleeps around. They put up with it because she is beautiful, sassy, smart, and accommodating. She also gets pregnant easily, bearing sons for each man.

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Carandiru Review


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From Brazil comes this introduction to the notorious Carandiru House of Detention in Sao Paolo where we meet an assortment of criminal dudes (and dudettes) living their life in a place where the con boss acts as judge and executioner to instill and maintain order. The warden and officials look on as nearly powerless overseers while the central figure who guides us through the labyrinth, the Doctor, exerts a calming as well as a healing effect on the detainees under his care.

Doctor Drauzio Varella worked in this place for over 12 years and recounts stories of crime, revenge, love, friendship and massacre in the book Carandiru Station (Estação Carandiru) from which this film was adapted by Fernando Bonassi, Hector Babenco, and Victor Navas and directed by Babenco (Pixote, The Kiss of the Spider Woman). The objective, it would seem, is to reveal the truth about a menacing place of incarceration.

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Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos Movies

Me You Them Movie Review

Me You Them Movie Review

Polygamy is usually not a funny or endearing subject, but under the lens of Brazilian...

Carandiru Movie Review

Carandiru Movie Review

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