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The Invisible Woman (2009)

A Mulher Invisível (original title)
A romantic comedy in which a 35-year old man is abandoned by his wife and falls in love with his neighbor, a perfect, ideal woman. The only problem: she doesn't exist!

Director:

Cláudio Torres (as Claudio Torres)

Writers:

Cláudio Torres (as Claudio Torres), Adriana Falcão (collaborating writer) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Selton Mello ... Pedro
Luana Piovani Luana Piovani ... Amanda
Vladimir Brichta ... Carlos
Maria Manoella Maria Manoella ... Vitória
Fernanda Torres ... Lúcia
Paulo Betti Paulo Betti ... Nogueira
Maria Luísa Mendonça ... Marina
Thelmo Fernandes Thelmo Fernandes ... Alberto
Mário Tati Mário Tati ... Márcio, Marido da Lúcia
Danni Carlos Danni Carlos ... Bárbara
Karina Bacchi Karina Bacchi ... Carla
Lúcio Mauro Lúcio Mauro ... Governador
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Marcelo Adnet Marcelo Adnet ... Jéferson - bilheteiro
Fernanda Badaue Fernanda Badaue ... Mulher que vê Espíritos
Marly Bueno Marly Bueno ... Woman in the cinema
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Storyline

In Rio de Janeiro, the sensitive Pedro worships his wife Marina and expects to have a conventional married life with children. His next door neighbor Vitoria, who is married with a rude detective, dreams on the romanticism of Pedro and listens to him through the wall between her kitchen and his living room. When Marina discloses to Pedro that she is pregnant of her German lover and leaves Pedro, he becomes depressed, but his best friend Carlos convinces him to have sex with many women. However Pedro has a breakdown; quits his job; and decides to stay alone. One night, the beautiful and sexy neighbor Amanda knocks on Pedro's front door and asks for a cup of sugar. They immediately fall in love for each other and Pedro recovers the meaning of his life; but Carlos discovers that Amanda exists only in Pedro's imagination and that his friend is actually disturbed. When Pedro finds the truth, he becomes confused and without sense of reality. Meanwhile Vitoria's husband dies and her sister ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Official Sites:

Warner Bros. [Brazil]

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

5 June 2009 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Láthatatlan nő See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$11,436,322
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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Had a total public of 2 million viewers while playing in theaters in Brazil. See more »

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References The Sixth Sense (1999) See more »

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Essa Noite Não (Marcha A Ré Em Paquetá)
Written by Lobão
Performed by Lobão
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Shallow and Predictable, but Delightfully Entertaining
23 October 2009 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

In Rio de Janeiro, the sensitive Pedro (Selton Mello) worships his wife Marina (Maria Luisa Mendonça) and expects to have a conventional married life with children. His next door neighbor Vitoria (Maria Manoella), who is married with a rude detective, dreams on the romanticism of Pedro and listens to him through the wall between her kitchen and his living room. When Marina discloses to Pedro that she is pregnant of her German lover and leaves Pedro, he becomes depressed, but his best friend Carlos (Vladimir Brichta) convinces him to have sex with many women. However Pedro has a breakdown; quits his job; and decides to stay alone. One night, the beautiful and sexy neighbor Amanda (Luana Piovani) knocks on Pedro's front door and asks for a cup of sugar. They immediately fall in love for each other and Pedro recovers the meaning of his life; but Carlos discovers that Amanda exists only in Pedro's imagination and that his friend is actually disturbed. When Pedro finds the truth, he becomes confused and without sense of reality. Meanwhile Vitoria's husband dies and her sister Lucia (Fernanda Torres) convinces her to meet Pedro; but the guy is not sure that Vitoria does exist.

"A Mulher Invisível" is shallow and predictable, but the funny and simple story is delightfully entertaining. This movie works basically because of the performance of the great Brazilian actor Selton Mello and the beauty of the sexy Luana Piovani that is indeed the personification of a perfect woman. The sweet Maria Manoella is also gorgeous and completes very well the triangle of love that Pedro gets involved. I am a big fan of Janis Joplin and I love the wonderful song "A Woman Left Lonely"; but the international soundtrack seems to be out of the context of a Brazilian movie that should have promoted Brazilian singers and bands instead. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Mulher Invisível" ("The Invisible Woman")


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