Madalena

Crime
Drama
| 85 min
Portuguese
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The body of a trans woman discovered in a soybean field is the start triptych exploring the darker side of Brazilian society. The film traces the lives of three people who are affected by this event, but are unrelated to each other. Luziane, a barmaid, still receives money from the dead woman and hopes to sell off her valuables. Cristiano, heir to a soybean empire, finds the body in the endless fields. In order not to endanger his mother's political career, he has to make the dead person disappear. Bianca, also a trans woman and friend of Madalena, visits the house of the deceased and collects a few things as souvenirs. "The fluidity of the filmmaking, the perfect alignment of scenes make this film an impressive, memorable and formally bold debut." (Chris Knipp)