Corrupt builders hire a hit man to eliminate their scrupulous partner.
Despite landing an award at this years Sundance Film Festival, this is a disappointingly flat thriller from the supposedly promising Brazilian director, Beto Brant.
Its as if he doesnt trust the material lifted from Marcal Aquinos novel, as he swamps it with stylistic flourishes that prevent the narrative from gathering any momentum. The action opens with corrupt builders Alexandre Borges and Marco Ricca hiring a hit man to eliminate their scrupulous partner (George Freire).
Paulo Miklos proves a match for them, as he inveigles his way into their business and into the heart of Freires daughter (Mariana Ximenes). Clearly Brant is seduced by their subversive romance, since he neglects Riccas far more interesting crisis of conscience. And then theres the thuddingly-awful soundtrack...