the Depths of the Amazon Jungle,
Innocence is only a Dream
Original Brasil/Portuguese title: ANJOS DO
director: Rudi Lagemann
starring: Fernanda Carvalho · Darlene Gloria · Antonio Calloni · Vera
Holtz · Otavio Augusto
Maria, a girl living in poverty with her family, is sold to a flesh
broker named Seu Tadeu. She believes that she's going to work as a maid
for a rich Brazilian family but, in reality, Maria will be taken to
a lower-class brothel in the Amazon. Seu Tadeu is a modern-day slaver
who specializes in youth flesh-trafficking and has already stocked many
whorehouses hidden deep in the Amazon jungles. Maria - inexperienced
with sex - is immediately jolted by the reality of her new life. She
is subjected to vicious rape and constant physical abuse. Her only dream
is to escape.
This was the controversial debut film by Rudi Lagemann.
After its success (winner of Brazil's ACIE Awards for Best Picture and
Best Script, 2007), Lagemann signed with Rede Brasil Television to helm
the series Bela a Feia [Beauty, the Ugly]
(2008-2012). He is currently the director for Escrava
Mãe [Slave Mother], now in its 4th season.
course, this was not the first motion picture to deal with slave trafficking
and prostitution in the Amazon jungle. Exploitation cinema has been
ripe with this story for many years (such films as HOTEL
JAIL and its sequel PRISONERS
OF THE AMAZON JUNGLE, come to mind immediately). However, this
is (perhaps) the only one dealing with the utterly shocking children-as-victims
A Brazilian film
in Portuguese with English subtitles; widescreen format, uncut 92 minutes),
DVD encoded for ALL REGION NTSC WORLD FORMAT.
Strong Sexual Situation/SemiNudity/Prostitution/Sexual
for Adult Audiences