Brazil 2019 | 97 minutes | Portuguese | Hebrew, English subtitles
Pedro, a 70-year-old male nurse at a chaotic hospital in Brazil needs a vacant bed for his best friend whose health is quickly deteriorating. He marks the bed of a police-monitored criminal accused of murder, and helps him escape. But concerned for the man’s health, Pedro decides to take him home. The tensions between the two develop into an intense relationship shifting incessantly between romance and abuse. This debut film by sociologist and filmmaker Armando Praça is a heartfelt work at the center of which is a pristine performance by Marco Nanini as an older man who has struggled in life but still yearns for love and human compassion. An adaptation of Fernando Melo’s 1973 play.