The UCLA Latin American Institute and the Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles present "Alucinados," followed by a Q & A with Director Roberto Santucci.
Alucinados [Riding High] is a psychological thriller about a common crime now a days in Rio de Janeiro. The film takes us into the most dramatic day of Julia's life, a housewife who becomes a victim of two youngsters from the slums of Rio. When Julia is kidnapped in her armored car by Case and Sapeca, what seems to be at first sight, a social class crash between rich and poor, turns into a much more complex plot linking the past and present of the characters.
Winner of Best Film - Popular Jury at the LABRFF '08
Drama, 2007, 90 minutes.
This film is part of the Brazilian Film Series at UCLA. The next film in the series will be:
"Noel -- Poeta da Vila" (The Samba Poet) on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 at 7:30 PM.
Cost: Free and open to the public; pay-by-space and all-day parking ($8) available in lot 3.
Sponsor(s): UCLA Latin American Institute, Consulate General of Brazil in Los Angeles.
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