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Film Info
O império do desejo

Film Information

Exhibition Title O império do desejo
Original Title O império do desejo
English Title Sensual Anarchy
Director Carlos Reichenbach
Year 1981
Format 35 mm
Colour Color
Duration 110'
  • Intérpretes / Cast: Roberto Miranda, Benjamin Cattan, Márcia Fraga, Meiry Vieira, Orlando Parolini
  • Dirección / Director: Carlos Reichenbach
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Carlos Reichenbach
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Carlos Reichenbach
  • Edición / Editing: Gilberto Wagner
  • Producción / Producer: Roberto P. Galante
  • Compañía Productora / Production Company: Galante Filmes
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A widow named Sandra is on a trip from the city to reclaim her remote beach house from squatters. She picks up a hippie couple along the way, eventually inviting them to become house-sitters at her coastal getaway. Aided by a shyster named Doctor Carvalho, she successfully evicts the home invaders and an erotic ménage is suddenly sparked when Sandra’s boyfriend arrives. Parallel to this, Sandra is horrified as she hears stories of a “vindictive angel” living in the area, out to kill uncultured loafers, adding a violent counterpoint to the mood of euphoria. The Empire of Desire/Sensual Anarchy was the first Brazilian film to be designated by the loosening military censors as ‘pornographic spectacle’ and released in cinemas freely as such, setting an important precedent for 1980s Brazilian film culture.

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