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This edition: The Tenants

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Episode Details

2009/Brazil, 103 min., color, drama, in Portuguese with English subtitles) Dir.: Sergio Bianchi. Cast: Marat Descartes, Ana Carbatti, Claudia Mello, Fernando Alves Pinto. Valter, a hard-working family man in a poor community in Sao Paulo has to share the house his family built with the ex-wife of his next-door neighbor. When she rents out her share of the house to a band of small-time criminals, life becomes unbearable for Valter and his family, as the new tenants entertain a steady stream of shady characters and stay up playing music all night. Discussion guest: Ivone Margulies, Hunter College.

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Ivone Margulies Hunter College/CUNY