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Lower City (2005)

Cidade Baixa (original title)
R | | Drama | 2 December 2005 (UK)
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Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered.

Director:

Sérgio Machado

Writers:

Karim Aïnouz (as Karim Ainouz), Sérgio Machado | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lázaro Ramos ... Deco
Wagner Moura ... Naldinho
Alice Braga ... Karinna
Maria Menezes Maria Menezes ... Luzinete
Joao Miguel Leonelli Joao Miguel Leonelli ... Pharmacist
Débora Santiago Débora Santiago ... Sirlene
Hugo Rodas Hugo Rodas ... Chilean Commander
Divina Valéria Divina Valéria ... Zilu
Dois Mundos Dois Mundos ... Self
Gerónimo Gerónimo ... Fuá
Fernando Fulco Fernando Fulco ... Delegate
David Herman David Herman ... English Commander
Olga Machado Olga Machado ... Doctor
Fernanda de Freitas ... Nilma
Ricardo Luedy Ricardo Luedy ... Client of Karinna
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Lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho, who own a small steaming boat in Bahia, meet strip-dancer Karinna. Both men fall for her and their friendship is deeply shattered. Written by fabreu

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Taglines:

Love to live. Live to love.

Genres:

Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexual content, nudity, language, some violence and drug use | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Océan Films [France] | Official site | See more »

Country:

Brazil | UK

Language:

Portuguese | Spanish | English

Release Date:

2 December 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Lower City See more »

Filming Locations:

Salvador, Bahia, Brazil

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,199, 18 June 2006

Gross USA:

$130,794

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$228,640
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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In closer shots of Karinna on the stripper pole, we can see that she is wearing panties. In farther-away shots, she appears full-frontally nude, putting said panties on. See more »

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LOWER CITY...A Sexual Love Triangle: "Feel The Heat"....
4 July 2006 | by screenwriter-14See all my reviews

Three complex and damaged characters on a journey together in a sexually intense film which makes LOWER CITY such an interesting story to watch unfold. The location of Salvador De Bahia's lower city and the interior and exterior shots add a background which is perfect for the love story to take place and you can feel the heat jump off the screen.

The three actors are tremendous in their roles-Lazaro Ramos, Wagner Moura and the gorgeous, breathtaking young actress, Alice Braga. Their sex scenes add to the development of their characters and of course set the film on its course. Alice Braga is a young "Sharon Stone" in the making and her sexuality, intelligence and sense of herself, what is right for her, make each scene she is in an electrifying demonstration of beauty and talent. Braga should go far.

The final scene was a bit of a let down, but then, what else really could have happened to the three caught in a triangle in the slums and heat of LOWER CITY. One hopes for a sequel of this intense story.


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