Um Copo de Cólera
(A Glass of Rage - 1999)
This is a sex-centric art film film starring Brazilian TV star Jślia Lemmertz
and her real life husband, Alexandres Borges. He plays a hermit, living in the
country and raising rabbits. She is a big city journalist. She arrives one
evening, and they waste little time with preliminaries, but spend the night
having hot sex. The next morning, they have little to say at breakfast until he
passionately attacks an ant hill, at which point the two start a verbal battle
in stage prose that would seem much more natural from the other side of a
proscenium arch. She finally leaves in a huff, but returns to his bedroom that
night. The arguments seem to center around his bohemian anti-establishment life
style vs. her conformity and belief in mainstream society.
The film received many award nominations for both artistic and technical
aspects, so it is considered a good film. Frankly, the stagy dialogue didn't
really interest me, but may have been much better in Portuguese. Jślia Lemmertz
naked did impress me, and she spent the first 20 minutes of the film completely
naked and having sex.
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explanation, because the grading is not linear. For example, by
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C is solid and a C+ is a VERY good movie. There are very few Bs
and As. Based on our descriptive system, this film is a:
This is a competent film for fans of
world cinema and "hard core meets mainstream."
THE CRITICS AND ACADEMIES
It was nominated for 6 Brazilian Academy awards,
including Best Picture, Best Cinema Release, Best Cinematography, Best
Editing, Best Actress and Best Music.
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