THE TENANTS [Os Inquilinos]
Presented by Global Film Initiative
Valter lives a quiet life in working-class São Paulo with his wife and two kids, laboring by day and attending poetry classes by night. But the perfectly normal life he worked so hard to achieve begins to crumble when three delinquents move in next door. Increasingly gripped by paranoia, Valter begins to fear for his family and suspect his neighbors are guilty of every crime announced on the news. This spellbinding thriller depicts the psychological toll of urban violence and explores how far one man will go to protect his community.
DIR/SCR/PROD Sérgio Bianchi; SCR Beatriz Bracher. Brazil, 2009, color, 103 min. In Portuguese with English subtitles. NOT RATED
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