Linha de Passe

Linha de Passe
  • 2008
  • Brazil
  • 1h 53min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas
  • Written by: Walter Salles, Daniela Thomas, Bráulio Mantovani
  • Cast: Sandra Corveloni, João Baldasserini, Vinícius de Oliveira, José Geraldo Rodrigues, Kaique Jesus Santos
  • Language: Portuguese
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The everyday struggles of four half-brothers and their single pregnant mother Cleuza (Corveloni) in São Paulo are the order of the day, complete with a search for a father and aspirations to be a footballer from 18-year-old Dario (de Oliveira). Less nihilistic than the 'City of God'-like guns-and-drugs sagas, a mainly non-professional cast turn in credible performances.

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Linha De Passe

18 Sep 20083 stars

DRAMA (15) 113min The title, Linha de Passe, refers to a Brazilian game where the players attempt to pass a football to one another without it touching the ground. Yet the phrase also echoes the dramatic structure of this São Paulo-set film, which…

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