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Two Drifters (2005)

Odete (original title)
Unrated | | Drama | 29 December 2005 (Portugal)
Pedro and Rui kiss after a first-anniversary dinner; Pedro drives home, dying en route in a crash. Another pair of lovers, Odete and Alberto, split over her desire to have a child. Pedro ... See full summary »

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Odete
Nuno Gil ...
Rui
João Carreira ...
Pedro
Teresa Madruga ...
Teresa
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Alberto
Filipa Gordo ...
Supermaket Colleague
Cláudia Faria ...
Pregnant Costumer
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Álvaro Costa
Carlos Pimenta ...
André
João Carlos Arruda ...
Francisco Peres ...
Priest
Maria João Falcão ...
Marisa
Carlos Afonso Pereira ...
Man in the Field
Beatriz Torcato ...
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Pedro and Rui kiss after a first-anniversary dinner; Pedro drives home, dying en route in a crash. Another pair of lovers, Odete and Alberto, split over her desire to have a child. Pedro lived in Odete's building. She attends the wake, stealing a ring, a last gift from Rui, from Pedro's finger. She behaves hysterically at the graveside, and later, wearing Pedro's ring, she insists she's carrying Pedro's child. Rui grieves as well, drinking too much and seeing Pedro's apparition. Odete's obsession intrudes on Rui, whose grief makes him vulnerable to her hysteria. Can this end well? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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$5,289 (USA) (25 June 2006)

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$24,146 (USA) (24 September 2006)
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Written by Len Del Rio, Tommy Grenas, Lydia Lunch
Performed by Anubian Lights & Lydia Lunch
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Unpleasant
23 June 2006 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

Joao Rodrigues' latest appears to have a bigger budget than "O Fantasma." The photography is better, the color is more eye-catching. And he certainly does know how to pick mouthwateringly sexy guys for his casts.

But just as he was mesmerized by garbage in "O Fantasma", he's morosely taken up in "Odete" by a wake and the necrophiliac attentions to a young man's embalmed corpse by the poor fellow's "crazy lady" neighbor and by his boyfriend, both of whom later become nauseatingly attached to the young man's gravesite.

The finale is reminiscent of the climax of "The Grifters" but that scene made sense. The last minutes of "Odete" are grotesque and poor in credibility.

Certainly, this movie is original and Rodrigues is a very talented auteur. But to succeed as art, a painful piece like "Odete" needs to be more than intensely depressing. Jim Smith


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