Engraçadinha Depois dos Trinta (1966)

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In Rio de Janeiro, the teenager Silene is approached on the street by the middle-aged Dr. Odorico Quintela that asks information about her mother Engraçadinha. They take a cab to the suburb... See full summary »


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24 April 2011 | claudio_carvalho
| A Great Sample of the World of Nelson Rodrigues
In Rio de Janeiro, the teenager Silene (Vera Vianna) is approached on the street by the middle-aged Dr. Odorico Quintela (Fernando Torres) that asks information about her mother Engraçadinha (Irma Alvarez). They take a cab to the suburb of Vaz Lobo where Silene lives and the swindler Odorico tells Engraçadinha and her husband Zózimo (Nestor de Montemar) that he was a friend of Engraçadinha's father in Espírito Santo. However, he gets close to Engraçadinha expecting to seduce her and have sex with her.

Meanwhile Silene's boyfriend Leleco (Claudio Cavalcanti) invites her to go with him to an apartment to make love. However, Leleco's friends Cadelão (Cícero Costa), Cabeça de Ovo (Emiliano Queiroz) and Bob plot to break in the apartment and rape Silene. However, Leleco goes to a motel instead and his friends try to rape him later in Cadelão's apartment. Leleco kills Cadelão in self-defense but the police arrest his next door neighbor professor Petresco, who is married to a younger woman. The journalist of O Dia – A Notícia newspaper Sabiá (Carlos Eduardo Dolabella) discovers that Leleco is the killer and Dr. Odorico defends the youngster. Meanwhile, Engraçadinha has an affair with a stranger that offers a ride to her in a raining day.

"Engraçadinha Depois dos Trinta" is a great sample of the world of the Brazilian dramaturge Nelson Rodrigues. The youth of Engraçadinha was disclosed in the film of 1981 with Lucélia Santos in the lead role and shows the degradation of her family. The writer Nelson Rodrigues had a very amoral view of the Church, the family and the mankind. In his view, all the families are or become rotten; the middle class is very decadent and false; all the women are bitch and like to be spanked; mankind and church are corrupt and hypocrite. In this regard, each character fits exactly in accordance with his thoughts and in the 60's this film was considered outrageous. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "Engraçadinha Depois dos Trinta" ("Engraçadinha After Thirty")

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29 August 1966



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