SBS 2: Sunday June 29, 11pm
A steamy love triangle plays out in Bahia’s red light district as Karinna the beautiful pole dancer/prostitute (Alice Braga) inspires an obsessive, jealous rivalry within two besotted friends, Deco (Lazaro Ramos) and Naldinho (Wagner Moura). Naldinho’s vow that "No woman will come between us," is tested when Karinna boards their boat and offers favours in exchange for transport, cash and company. All three give gutsy, intuitive performances. This sexy, passionate film is co-produced by Walter Salles and directed by Salles’ former assistant director, Sergio Machado.
SBS 2: Monday June 30, 11pm
Walter Salles directs this story of a generational blood feud that claims the lives of all sons of two warring families. Rodrigo Santoro plays Tonho, the eldest son of a farming family locked into a feud with their neighbours over a plot of land. Tonho is torn between the duty which compels him to avenge his brother’s death, and pursuing a life outside of the limited worldview of the family farm. A travelling circus offers him a new perspective on the family rivalry and its inevitable impact on his young brother.
SBS2: Tuesday July 1, 11pm
SBS2: Wednesday July 2, 11pm