Claudia Maccari, an Italian doctor who has a Brazilian adopted son suffering from leukemia, goes to Rio de Janeiro to find the child's biological mother for a transplant. She is reluctantly... See full summary »
Despite the beautiful Ornella Muti and some competent Brazilian actors, this movie is mediocre at best. The movie begins, and as the plot starts to develop, it looks like it will be an interesting movie, but don't get your hopes up. As the story unfolds, the movie gets unexciting and slow paced.
Cheesy plot and weak production make it look like a bad Brazilian TV special. The morality issues involved in it are debated in a dramatic and obvious way, and sometimes you even get the feeling that you're watching a Brazilian soap opera.
The sound is another turn off, unlike most recent Brazilian productions, the sound isn't very nice (it's not so bad either). Scenes where the dialog audio is too reverberant (because of the location) were not dubbed over, making it sound real bad and even not very intelligible.
Special negative remark on the Brazilian TV version, where Ornella's voice was dubbed over by a voice actress (you can't air captioned movies in Brazilian TV, only in cable channels). The voice actress is good, and this wouldn't be a problem if it wasn't so badly mixed with the original audio.
All that being said, Ornella is still a great sight for sore eyes, and if you like her as much as myself, you might wanna check this out.