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Turbulence (Estorvo)

Original title
Running time
96 min.
Brazil Brazil
Ruy Guerra (Novel: Chico Buarque)
Egberto Gismonti
Marcelo Durst
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Co-production Brazil-Portugal-Cuba; Sky Light Cinema Foto e Art / Rio Filme / D&D Audiovisuais / ICAE
Synopsis / Plot
Ruy Guerra's Estorvo (Turbulence), based on a novel by singer/song-writer Chico Buarque, chronicles the existential nightmare of an anonymous first-person character who roams through the streets of a modern city. The setting is Brazil today, the protagonist ("I", Jorge Perugorría) is awakened from a restless night by the ringing of the doorbell and the presence of a man in the doorway who provokes fear and uncertainty. The man sneaks away from his apartment to experience a panoply of dreams and hallucinations that reach far into the past ­ mother, sister, friends, thieves, cops, marijuana growers, dealers...
2000: Cannes Film Festival: Nominated for Palme d'Or (Best Film)
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