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Drained (2006)

O Cheiro do Ralo (original title)
Not Rated | | Comedy, Drama | 23 March 2007 (Brazil)
A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.

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Heitor Dhalia
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Cast

Credited cast:
Selton Mello ... Lourenço
Paula Braun Paula Braun ... Garconete
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paulo Alves Paulo Alves ... PM 1
Suzana Alves Suzana Alves ... Samanta Rose (as Samanta Rose)
Roberto Audio Roberto Audio ... Homem da Flauta
Flavio Bauraqui Flavio Bauraqui ... Homem da Caixa de Música
Boi Boi ... Mendigo
Alice Braga ... Garçonete Dois
Calico Calico ... Homem da Perna
Jorge Cerruti Jorge Cerruti ... Homem do Olho de Vidro
Milhem Cortaz ... Encanador
Thobias da Vai-Vai Thobias da Vai-Vai ... Caixa da lanchonete
Wolney de Assis Wolney de Assis ... Homem da Caneta
Estevan Estevan ... Homem do Autógrafo
Abrahão Farc Abrahão Farc ... Homem dos Soldadinhos
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Storyline

A pawn shop proprietor buys used goods from desperate locals--as much to play perverse power games as for his own livelihood, but when the perfect rump and a backed-up toilet enter his life, he loses all control.

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Genres:

Comedy | Drama

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Official Sites:

Official site [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

23 March 2007 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Drained See more »

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Budget:

BRL 300,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The protagonist walks throughout the gate of Juventus Club that is a traditional Soccer team from São Paulo Brazil. See more »

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References Le Mans (1971) See more »

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Caminhada
by Apollo Nove and Alec Hayat
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Drained is some kind of weird masterpiece!
23 January 2007 | by AnideosSee all my reviews

I just saw this in Salt Lake City at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and was both shocked, amazed, delighted and disgusted by it. It is some kind of weird masterpiece. It's based on a book and the filmmakers at the Q & A said it was very faithfully adapted.

Though the story focuses on the obsessions of its pawn shop owning protagonist, namely a pretty girl's ass, a smelly backed-up bathroom drain, and a glass eye, it still manages to be full of intelligent, thought-provoking ideas and themes.

I really loved this film because it is so unbelievably original and fresh, both in its content and with its form. The viewer never knows where it's going to go as it twists and turns through its strange little storyline.


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