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Drained (2006)

O Cheiro do Ralo (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 23 March 2007 (Brazil)
A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.

Director:

Heitor Dhalia
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Cast

Credited cast:
Selton Mello ... Lourenço
Paula Braun Paula Braun ... Garconete
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paulo Alves Paulo Alves ... PM 1
Suzana Alves ... Samanta Rose (as Samanta Rose)
Roberto Audio Roberto Audio ... Homem da Flauta
Flavio Bauraqui Flavio Bauraqui ... Homem da Caixa de Música
Boi Boi ... Mendigo
Alice Braga ... Garçonete Dois
Calico Calico ... Homem da Perna
Jorge Cerruti Jorge Cerruti ... Homem do Olho de Vidro
Milhem Cortaz ... Encanador
Thobias da Vai-Vai Thobias da Vai-Vai ... Caixa da lanchonete
Wolney de Assis Wolney de Assis ... Homem da Caneta
Estevan Estevan ... Homem do Autógrafo
Abrahão Farc Abrahão Farc ... Homem dos Soldadinhos
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Storyline

A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Drained See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

BRL300,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$786,460
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The protagonist walks throughout the gate of Juventus Club that is a traditional Soccer team from São Paulo Brazil. See more »

Connections

References Breathless (1960) See more »

Soundtracks

Damn You
by Apollo Nove, James Muller and Paul Negao
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Excellent and bizarre Brazilian movie
19 April 2008 | by mschenoneSee all my reviews

This movie is very uncommon for Brazilian productions. It is based on a very interesting plot, regarding a man and his obsessions (the smell of a sewer, the butt of a restaurant waitress), and how he deals with different people who want to sell all kind of crazy things.

Although the movie may seem superficial and shallow at first, it actually has subtle messages portraying a desperate and lonely man, who tries to find relief in the material world, but realizes that the problem is within himself.

Finally, I would recommend this movie to everyone who wants to see another kind of Brazilian films, one which is not pure drama or pure comedy, and which tells a story in a very different way.


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