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Como Nascem os Anjos (How Angels are Born)

Lecture and screening of Brazilian film "Como Nascem os Anjos" (1996), with director Murilo Salles.

Thursday, January 08, 2009
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Royce 190
Los Angeles, CA 90095

Maguila accidentally kills the boss of all drug dealers in Morro Dona Marta in Rio de Janeiro. He is forced to flee the Favelas with Branquinha, a thirteen year old girl. Despite the age difference she claims to be his wife. In the chaos of escape they decide to take along Japa, Branquinha's loyal friend. On their flight from the Favelas the three arrive at a villa in the city district of Joatinga. They see William, a North American who is on his way to work. Maguila asks to use the toilet, but William figures that the encounter is a hold-up.
The trio gets into the house after all. Here the North American lives with his daughter, Julie, and the maid, Conceião. All six people become hostage to a peculiar situation, a mix of nonsense and threat. The story ends surprisingly.

Cost : Free and open to public

Gloria Tovar
(310) 825-4571

Sponsor(s): Latin American Institute

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