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Men and Women (1964)

Noite Vazia (original title)
| Drama | 1967 (USA)
Two friends take two prostitutes for a night of pleasure. But the night turns out to be frustrating for all involved, as much bitterness is revealed in their conversation and attitudes, ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Norma Bengell ...
Mara
Odete Lara ...
Regina
Mário Benvenutti ...
Luisinho
Gabriele Tinti ...
Nelson
Lisa Negri ...
Nelson's lover
Marisa Woodward
Anita Kennedy
Ricardo Rivas
Célia Watanabe ...
Japanese Waitress
Wilfred Khouri ...
Luis's son
Júlia Kovach
Darcy Cardoso
Laura Maria
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rubens Barsotti ...
Himself (as Zimbo Trio)
David Cardoso ...
(as Darcy Cardoso)
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Two friends take two prostitutes for a night of pleasure. But the night turns out to be frustrating for all involved, as much bitterness is revealed in their conversation and attitudes, uncovering their anguish and deeper feelings, and the emptiness of their lives. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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Trivia

Actors Norma Bengell' and Gabriele Tinti - who play the more intimate couple of the film - were married at the time of the filming. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Luisinho: Bye! That's enough, daddy's in a hurry.
[his son is pretending to drive the car]
Luis's son: Let me start it?
Luisinho: Sure.
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Featured in Panorama do Cinema Brasileiro (1968) See more »

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A Good Movie About Loneliness, Selfishness and Dullness in a Big City
20 November 2003 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

Luis (Mário Benvenutti) is a married man with a son, but having a tiresome life. Nelson (Gabriele Tinti) is his companion of 'chasing women' and is permanently in a existentialistic crisis. One night, they meet Regina (Odete Lara) and Mara (Norma Bengell), two whores of São Paulo, and they four spend the night together in Luis' apartment. Many acid dialogs between these four characters happen along the night. In the morning, they say good bye to each other.

Noite Vazia ('Empty Night' is the correct translation of the title) is a movie about loneliness, selfishness and dullness of persons living in a big city. The black & white photography and the shadows of this movie and the dialogs between the characters are great. It is indeed a very intimate film. Most of the scenes are internal. Again, although being an expensive DVD, this film has not been restored. However, the quality of image of this movie is not so bad as in 'As Amorosas' or 'O Corpo Ardente'. The cast and direction have a great performance. Further, this movie is not indicated for any audience. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): Noite Vazia ("Empty Night")


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