Elias is a handsome young deputy manager of a garment factory. When he’s not working, he enjoys casual encounters in the big city. The arrival of a young Fernando, on the production line, piques his interest and Elias finds himself increasingly drawn into socialising with his work colleagues. Even though his bosses warn him about becoming too friendly with the workers, he resists their concerns. This is a richly textured and authentic portrait of working life in contemporary Brazil. It offers insights into the characters’ daily lives - whether it’s at work, home or during leisure hours in clubs and bars; flirting, drinking, dancing and making love with unabashed passion.
This feature debut by Marcelo Caetano captures the beauty and delicate excitement of sexual awakening, as seen through the intense colour and vibrancy of São Paulo.