The world's most notorious slum is Rio de Janeiro's City of God, where combat photographers and police rarely go. Presents the true story of a young man who grew up on those streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and his only way out.
A beautiful young woman marries a very erotic man who is a horrible husband. When he unexpectedly dies, she marries again, but misses the passion of her first marriage...until the ghost of her first husband comes to find her.
Set in the 1950s, the film recounts the years of Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Elizabeth Bishop when she left America to live and write in Rio de Janiero, where she would fall in love with well-off architect Lota de Macedo Soares.
In the heart of Portugal, amid the mountains, the month of August is abuzz with people and activity. Emigrants return home, set off fireworks, fight fires, sing karaoke, hurl themselves from bridges, hunt wild boar, drink beer, and make babies
Two businessmen have their partner killed by a hitman who then blackmails them to gain control of their company. The hitman enters their privileged world and, in search of further riches, seduces the wealthy daughter of the partner he killed.
Exposes the duality of Portugal during the days of WW2: a peaceful, god-loving, rural country, providing an escape route for over one hundred thousand European refugees to the Americas; and a political and cultural elite that disguised their Nazi inclinations just enough to play its neutral role in international politics
Documentary about violence and social decay in Cova da Moura, a neighborhood of Amadora (itself a suburb of Lisbon, Portugal). Cova da Moura is an incredible example of what one might call lateral citizenship.
Top-selling contemporary artist Vik Muniz takes viewers on an emotional journey to the world's largest landfill of the day, Jardim Gramacho. Here the catadores, who number in the thousands, work under the hot sun collecting recyclable materials such as bottles, plastic, and metal to be sold to wholesalers.