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.

Film Info

2 min 19 sec Duration
  • Posted: November 01, 2009
  • Director: Breno Silveira
  • Writer: Patrícia Andrade
  • Studio: Independent
  • Release: July 25, 2008
  • Cast: Cyria Coentro, Rodrigo Costa, Vitória Frate

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