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I Love You (1981)

Eu Te Amo (original title)
Man meets woman, and invites her home. The two start an intense relationship in order to shield themselves from loneliness.

Director:

Arnaldo Jabor

Writers:

Arnaldo Jabor, Leopoldo Serran (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Sônia Braga ... Maria (as Sonia Braga)
Paulo César Peréio Paulo César Peréio ... Paulo (as Paulo Cesar Pereio)
Vera Fischer ... Barbara
Tarcísio Meira ... Ulisses (as Tarcisio Meira)
Regina Casé ... Mulher de Valdir
Vera Abelha Vera Abelha ... Barbara
Maria Lúcia Dahl Maria Lúcia Dahl ... Mulher de Ulisses
Marcus Vinícius Marcus Vinícius ... (as Marcus Vinicius)
Flávio São Thiago Flávio São Thiago ... Valdir
Maria Sílvia Maria Sílvia ... (as Maria Silvia)
Sandro Solviatti Sandro Solviatti ... Taxista (as Sandro Soviatt)
Guará Rodrigues Guará Rodrigues ... Atendente do necrotério (as Guaraci Rodrigues)
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A wealthy Brazilian, Paulo, has just been abandoned by his beautiful blonde wife Barbara who ran away with another man. Revelling in self-pity, he leaves his penthouse in search of liquor. In a bar, he witnesses a relational quarrel and after the disturbance, he asks the woman Maria to go home. She pretends to be a streetwalker- in fact, she had a homosexual lover who gave no value to her. And a brazen sexual affair starts. The couple uses each other to satisfy their sexual desires and to avoid their loneliness. However, they are not at all in love. Over time as their relationship continues, they begin to realize that they are in fact falling for each other.

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Certificate:

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Trivia

Shown on Showtime cable in the 1980s in heavily edited form. See more »

Goofs

Paulo is filming Barbara's face when she dumps him for another guy, explaining her reasoning all the time (her face is visible due to four television sets that appear in the background). When she's about to leave Paulo asks her for a last favor which she obliges but the camera is now focused on her legs but Paulo hasn't moved the camera neither left the floor where he was seated. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Paulo: A strange phenomenon occured at the Congress. In the middle of house session, a unbereable stench started to spread under the house speaker's desk. Workers dug a hole at the center of the parliament and they discovered that it was a report mass at Brasilia's center. Some journalists at the scene affirmed that that was the end of the Brazilian miracle. However, Mr. Serginho, the chief cleaner has declared: "Finally the great national shitty has come".
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Air Ouverture No. 3 in D
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Braga Puts The XXX in Sex
7 January 1999 | by sas-7See all my reviews

What no one seems willing to admit is that "Eu Te Amo" qualifies as a XXX-rated hardcore film with almost every ingredient except for clinical close-ups. If this same film were produced in English in the USA or England it would have been tagged as porn and put on the shelf with "Debbie Does Dallas," but it gets a free ride because it is in Portuguese and comes across as "Sonia Does Sao Paolo". There is nothing wrong with raunch as long as it proudly proclaims what it really is, but this "Art Film" is deep down about as artistic as what used to run at The Pussycat Theater. Let the viewer beware.


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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

6 November 1981 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

Eu te amo See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Embrafilme, Flavia Films See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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