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Sara Brady, Premiere Two lifelong friends, Deco and Naldinho, fall for the same lady of ill repute (City of God's Alice Braga) when she hitches a ride on their cargo boat in this steamy drama from Sergio Machado (the 2001 doc At the Edge of the Earth).
The Bottom Line: An even sexier take on Y Tu Mama Tambien, this time in Portuguese.
A.O Scott, NY Times . . the woman in question is Karinna, a dancer and prostitute played by Alice Braga (''City of God''), one of the most forthrightly and powerfully sexual screen actresses in the world. Ms. Braga, niece of the Brazilian actress Sonia Braga, brushes aside any hint of glamour and gives a tough, candid performance.
The look of ''Lower City'' is impressively naturalistic. Toca Seabra's cinematography makes the sweat and grit of Salvador almost palpable, and the music, by Carlinhos Brown and Beto Villares, provides a sweet, lusty throb.
DVD Features: · Making of featurette · Deleted scenes · US theatrical trailer · Palm Previews · Weblinks
I don't know why, but Cidade Baixa(Lower City) is one of my favourite movies made in Brazil....The story is raw and show a dark Salvador, far away from the light of... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Fluminense
I WAS DISAPPOINTED WITH THIS FILM BECAUSE IT LACKED DEPTH OF THE CHARACTERS INVOLVED. IT WAS CHEESY WITH NO REAL STORY.Published on January 9, 2013 by Leanora Williams
Horrible movie- the characters go through sh** and back and the ending has no comfort. A lot of nudity, sex, and fighting. Read morePublished on October 23, 2009 by J. Portilla
"Lower City" was quite good. As a whole, I enjoyed this film but was far from being blown away. All three of the leads are give an opportunity to make an impression. Read morePublished on November 9, 2006 by Jenny J.J.I.
I was fotunate to see this movie with Ms. Braga and director at the Miami Film Festival last February. Gritty? yes if you grew up in suburban America behind a mall. Read morePublished on September 16, 2006 by Santoguerreira