This unsettling film, which caused a stir in Brazil upon its release, explores rather complicated subject matter, and while it does not resolve the ‘issue’ it raises, rather it delivers an unusual love story.
Francesco and his younger half brother, Thomas, are not rivals, but the best of friends, protective and loving of each other.
Although their mother (superbly portrayed by Júlia Lemmertz) and father show some concerns about the brothers’ familiarity, nothing is really spoken about in this tranquil household.
Fifteen years later, after the death of their mother, their sudden loss sparks something between the brothers, now played by the beautiful Joao Gabriel Vasconcello, a Brazilian model, and actor Rafael Cardoso, both of whom rocketed to stardom because of their roles in this film.
This film released on 05 April 2011 and is no longer showing