Lower City (Cidade Baixa)

Love to live, live to love


Synopsis

Produced by Walter Salles and starring Alice Braga (I Am Legend), a startlingly intimate debut from director Sérgio Machado, Cannes award-winning Lower City bursts with sensuality and energy. Released in the US by Palm Pictures.
Karinna, a travelling prostitute, trades her favours to lifelong friends Deco and Naldinho for a ride back to Salvador on their boat. After Deco is almost killed at a cock fight, the trauma brings the three of them close and into an uneasy ménage-à-trois. But the intense love each man feels for Karinna is threatening to destroy their once unbreakable friendship.
“Braga’s overwhelming, titillating performance could make a eunuch bang the Pope on a Sunday. At mass. It’s that hot. And so is Lower City” **** Austin Chronicle
“Steaminess and sexiness abound. Unapologetically passionate...” The Guardian

Genre

Drama

Writer

Karim Aïnouz

Director

Sérgio Machado

Producer

Walter Salles, Maurício Andrade Ramos

Cast

Lázaro Ramos, Wagner Moura, Alice Braga

Country

Brazil

Production Status

Completed

Runtime

98 min 

Year

2005