A Menina ao Lado conta a história de Mauro (Reginaldo Faria), um jornalista de 45 anos, que aluga uma casa em Búzios a fim de poder terminar o livro que escreve. Na casa ao lado, Alice (Flávia Monteiro), uma menina de 14 anos, afável e solitária, passa as férias. Pouco a pouco, o encanto da garota conquista Mauro que, contra as expectativas, se apaixona por Alice. EN.
1. Middle-aged married journalist goes to the beach resort of Búzios, in Brazil, to write a book. Gradually, he falls in love with his neighbor's daughter, a beautiful teenager much younger than he, ignoring the social implications.
2. She's fifteen. He's about thirty years older than her. And they are in love. She knows what she is doing. So does he. The movie does not try to preach, just to show some people are like that. I must say I was happily surprised to see such potentially heavy subject handled as gently as it is. The actress was actually a virgin and fifteen when they filmed it, so her mother was present, and someone had to explain to the girl how to fake a sex scene. It was funny to see her recall the experience at a movie debate on Brazilian TV. And she looks convincing in the movie. I thought she was older, and doing a good job of looking younger, when I saw it. If you seriously believe no one under 18 has any emotional maturity, you're in for a shock. Director: Alberto Salvá.
Cast: Reginaldo Faria, Flávia Monteiro, Débora Duarte, Sérgio Mamberti, Adriano Reys, John Herbert. Tânia Scher, Helena Arras, Vanessa Jardim. Brazil, 1987.
Language: Portuguese. Download A Menina do Lado.
|A Menina do Lado. 1987.