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Futuro Beach (2014)

Praia do Futuro (original title)
Unrated | | Drama, Romance | 27 February 2015 (USA)
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Shortly after failing to rescue a drowning man, Donato meets Konrad, a friend of the victim. They soon begin a relationship which seems doomed from the start, while Donato's past catches up with him.

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Karim Aïnouz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wagner Moura ... Donato
Clemens Schick Clemens Schick ... Konrad / Donato's German lover
Jesuíta Barbosa Jesuíta Barbosa ... Ayrton / Donato's younger brother
Fred Lima Fred Lima ... Heiko
Thomas Aquino ... Jefferson (as Thomás Aquino)
Maj. Barreto Maj. Barreto ... Diver 1
Marcus Davis Andrade Braga Marcus Davis Andrade Braga ... Diver 2
Savio Ygor Ramos Savio Ygor Ramos ... Ayrton / 10 years old (as Sávio Ygor Ramos)
Demick Lopes Demick Lopes ... Captain Motta (as Démick Lopes)
Jean Philippe Kodjo Adabra Jean Philippe Kodjo Adabra ... Grocery Clerk
Sabine Timoteo Sabine Timoteo ... Heiko's Wife
Yannik Burwiek Yannik Burwiek ... Heiko's Son (as Yannik Burwieck)
Christoph Zrenner Christoph Zrenner ... School Janitor
Natascha Paulick Natascha Paulick ... Bartender
Ingo Naujoks Ingo Naujoks ... Mechanic
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Storyline

Donato works as a lifeguard at the spectacular but treacherous Praia do Futuro beach in Brazil; Konrad is an ex-military thrill-seeker from Germany vacationing with a friend. After he saves Konrad from drowning, but fails to save his other friend, initial sexual sparks give way to a deeper, emotional connection. He decides to leave everything behind, including his ailing mother and younger brother, Ayrton, to travel back to Berlin with Konrad. There, he finds both confusion and liberation, and his journey for love soon turns into a deeper search for his own identity. Eight years later, an unexpected visit from Ayrton, brings all three men back together as they struggle to reconcile the pain of loss and longing, instinctively drawn to each other in search of hope and a brighter future. Written by lament

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Country:

Brazil | Germany

Language:

Portuguese | German | English

Release Date:

27 February 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Futuro Beach See more »

Filming Locations:

Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,324, 1 March 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$20,262, 10 May 2015
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

According to Clemens Schick, he and Wagner Moura did not get along when they first met, but became close friends after filming their scenes. See more »

Goofs

When Konrad drives around on a KTM in Germany, the motor noise you hear is clearly from a 4-in-a-row cylinders engine. But KTM only manufactures 1 and 2 cylinders motors that would never sound like this. See more »

Alternate Versions

The first love scene in the film's Part II section (containing footage of oral sex being performed) was cut in the theatrical/home video release. See more »

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No story line
23 May 2016 | by goguss-1See all my reviews

Actually, this movie does not bring anything new to the Brazilian cinema.

I found its story totally lame. What about this synopsis after all? And it solely relies on the (already-way-too-mainstream) shocking sexually-appealing feature.

Also, German seems like the easiest language to be learned by a regular Brazilian, as the confusing time line does not allow to understand how long the main character spends on Germany. Same for his young brother, for whom the language-learning process has - again - a lame explanation.

Score is 3 out of 10 just for the few nice shots, even though the slowness of this movie is definitely boring.


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