Once Upon a Time in Rio Trailer (2008)

Foreign trailer for Once Upon a Time in Rio, which screened at the 2009 Hawaii International Film Festival.

Young De lives alone with his mother Bernadete. He belongs to this invisible class, working as a hot dog vendor at one of the stalls in Ipanema. His brother Beto was killed when he was a child, and his adopted brother Carlao is in jail after being wrongly accused of a robbery - a victim of being in the wrong place at the wrong time in a racist society. One day at the beach, De meets Nina, the only child of a lawyer, Evandro. They fall in love, despite coming from vastly different communities. Unfolding like a fairy tale, Once Upon a Time in Rio is a tragic love story set in a city divided by economic privilege and prejudice. Through De and Nina's tale, Silveira explores the absurdity of a society in which people live in close proximity yet stand worlds apart.

Duration
2 min 19 sec

Views
9,988

Posted On
November 01, 2009
Director
Breno Silveira

Writer
Patrícia Andrade

Studio
Independent

Release
July 25, 2008
Cast
Cyria Coentro
Rodrigo Costa
Vitória Frate
Paulo César Grande
Thiago Martins
Trailer Tracks
No Music Available
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