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Berenice (2017)

Berenice Procura (original title)
The taxi driver Berenice is under a family crisis with her male chauvinist husband and her son, whom is discovering his sexual identity. The murder of a transgender at Copacabana beach ... See full summary »

Director:

Allan Fiterman
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Credited cast:
Cláudia Abreu Cláudia Abreu ... Berenice
Eduardo Moscovis ... Domingos
Vera Holtz Vera Holtz ... Greta
Emilio Dantas ... Russo
Caio Manhente Caio Manhente ... Thiago
Valentina Sampaio Valentina Sampaio ... Isabelle
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Fabricio Assis Fabricio Assis ... Dico
Alessandro Brandão Alessandro Brandão ... Paola
Leonardo Brício Leonardo Brício ... Delegado Jair
Brigitte de Búzios Brigitte de Búzios ... Brigitte (as Brigitte de Búzios)
Ricardo Ferreira Ricardo Ferreira ... Cardoso
Danubia Firmo Danubia Firmo ... Dora Devine
Gabi Katz Gabi Katz ... Vanessa Top
Carol Marra Carol Marra ... Jessica
Fran Burle Marx Fran Burle Marx ... Tati Tatuada
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The taxi driver Berenice is under a family crisis with her male chauvinist husband and her son, whom is discovering his sexual identity. The murder of a transgender at Copacabana beach makes her start an investigation on her own, what turns her world upside down.

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Interesting, dynamic Brazilian movie
12 October 2018 | by Red-125See all my reviews

The Brazilian movie Berenice Procura (2017) was shown in the U.S. with the title Berenice. It was directed by Allan Fiterman.

Cláudia Abreu portrays Berenice, who is a taxi driver by choice. Her husband, Domingos (portrayed by Eduardo Moscovis) works as a reporter for a TV station. Apparently, Domingos makes enough money to support them both, but Berenice likes her freedom.

Their son, Thiago (Caio Manhente) spends much of his time at a club with a transgender performer named Isabella. (Portrayed by transgender performer Valentina Sampaio.)

The plot begins at the beginning of the move when Isabella is murdered. The question is not only who carried out the murder, but why anyone would want to kill Isabella.

I enjoyed this film because it was partly about a mystery, partly about interpersonal family relationships, and partly about the transgender scene in Brazil.

The acting was excellent, the plot made sense, and, of course, the Copacabana beach is a world of its own.

We saw this movie at the Little Theatre as part of ImageOut, Rochester's excellent LGBT Film Festival. It will work almost as well on the small screen.

This film has an anemic IMDb rating of 6.6. It's better than that. Seek it out and watch it.


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