Hour of the Star (1985)

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Macabea has just moved to the big city after her aunt, who raised her, died. She gets a job as a typist and moves into a boarding house with three other women. In her spare time she listens... See full summary »


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2 July 2004 | Captain_Couth
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| Hour of the Star, a sad and depressing look at life in Brazil.
Hour of the Star (1985) is a straight forward look at life in poverty stricken Brazil. Away from the glitz and glamor of the popular traveler's paradise and away from the tourist traps. Life is hard and the outlook is very bleak for the poor working class of Brazil. But one young woman is determined to live life to the fullest. She dreams of a future that only exists in her mind. No matter what situations life dishes out, she remains oblivious to reality and remains in a fantasy world searching for a man who'll take her away from her life of poverty.

Brilliant film. I watched this one in college and I was amazed by the film-making and the strong storyline. I couldn't believe that people lived in such squalor (they make the ghettos look nice). People living on slave labor wages and doing everything they can to survive. I highly recommended this picture (if you can locate a copy).

Awesome film.

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