Leonardo is a blind teenager searching for independence. His everyday life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world change completely with the arrival of Gabriel.

Director:

Daniel Ribeiro

Writer:

Daniel Ribeiro (script)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ghilherme Lobo ... Leonardo
Fabio Audi Fabio Audi ... Gabriel
Tess Amorim Tess Amorim ... Giovana
Lúcia Romano Lúcia Romano ... Laura
Eucir de Souza Eucir de Souza ... Carlos
Selma Egrei ... Maria
Isabela Guasco Isabela Guasco ... Karina
Victor Filgueiras Victor Filgueiras ... Guilherme
Pedro Carvalho Pedro Carvalho ... Fabio
Guga Auricchio Guga Auricchio ... Carlinhos
Bárbara Pereira Bárbara Pereira ... Marta
Matheus Abreu Matheus Abreu ... William
Naruna Costa Naruna Costa ... Professora Ana
Julio Machado Julio Machado ... Professor Rubens (as Júlio Machado)
Renata Novaes Renata Novaes ... Sandra
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Storyline

Leonardo is a blind teenager dealing with an overprotective mother while trying to live a more independent life. To the disappointment of his best friend, Giovana, he plans to go on an exchange program abroad. When Gabriel, a new student in town, arrives at their classroom, new feelings blossom in Leonardo making him question his plans. Written by Daniel Ribeiro

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Not every love happens at first sight.

Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Trivia

According to an interview with The Moveable Fest, Fabio Audi who plays Gabriel is the one who suggested to Daniel Ribeiro that his character needed to have a bike. The original short film does not include a bike, but Daniel Ribeiro took the suggestion and started writing about the bike. It eventually became a bigger thing. See more »

Goofs

During the camping trip pool scene, the pool side chairs which Gabriel and Leo go to sit down on are a noticeable distance apart in the long shot. When the shot changes to a close up, they are right beside each other. See more »

Quotes

Gabriel: Why are you getting all up in MY face?
Leonardo: Because everyone wants to control me and won't let me kiss anyone!
[in response, Gabriel plants a kiss on him]
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Soundtracks

Trio for Piano and Strings No.2 in Eb Major (D.929 / Op. 100)
Written by Franz Schubert
Performed by The Gryphon Trio
Record label: Analekta
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It pulled my heartstrings.
17 July 2014 | by wintermoistSee all my reviews

If you want to feel that Oh-my-God-I-am-in-love-for-the-first-time feeling, hunt down a copy of this movie and fasten up your seat belt.

There are a lot of movies out there that pertains to the burdens of gay teenagers. However, this one seriously made its way to my heart. This is nothing mainstream, not even a hint of being a novelty film. I was jumping up and down, I cried, I laughed, I felt confused--this is a bomb;a ticking time-bomb. And the only thing that makes the ticking faster is the beat of your heart.

This is a hidden gem, a must-watch for those who are tired of mainstream movies. It is like reading a book but in a multi-sensory way and what makes this film unique is the fact that you cannot simply move on. You'll always be haunted by this movie and you'll find yourself tying the strings of your heart tighter.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

7 November 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Way He Looks See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,334, 9 November 2014

Gross USA:

$101,451

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,207,841
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Color (35 mm version)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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