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Film Info
A erva do rato

Film Information

Exhibition Title A erva do rato
English Title The Herb of the Rat
Director Júlio Bressane
Year 2008
Format Digibeta
Colour Color
Duration 80'
  • G: Júlio Bressane, Rosa Dias
  • F: Walter Carvalho
  • E: Rodrigo Lima
  • DA: Moa Batsow
  • S: Virgínia Flores
  • P: Marcello Ludwig Maia, Bruno Safadi
  • CP: TB Produções, República Pureza Filmes
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The erva do rato (rat herb) is a poison acquired from plants. The male protagonist makes tea from it for the female protagonist. They chanced upon each other in a churchyard. He takes her home with him and doesn’t let her go again. Increasingly under the influence of poison, she notes down his stories in booklets that slowly start to fill the walls. She allows him to take nude photos of her –of details of her. When he finds out that rats are nibbling the photos, he becomes furious. Yes, cinema still has dark secrets.


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