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Romance da Empregada (1987)  link to Romance da Empregada on IMDb  

Number: 131

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IMDb Rating:
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6.6/10 (125 votes)

Country: Portuguese, 90 minutes

Spoken Languages: Portuguese

Genre(s): Drama

Director(s): Bruno Barreto

Cast: Daniel Filho (as João), Maria Alves, Expedito Barreira, Nika Bonfim, Mario Borges

Medium: VHS tape,

Subtitles: English

Plot Outline: Fausta is a survivor who dreams of building a house on land she's buying on the installment plan. Meanwhile she lives in a one-room tin-roofed hovel with her idle husband, João, and she works as a maid. The elderly but randy Zé, who carries advertising signs at the train station, buys her perfume and invites her to spend Sundays with him. She accepts. After João injures his foot, stops work, drinks more, and wallows in self pity, Fausta sees Zé as her way out, if he'll help her buy the land and build a house. Through it all she's a scourge, arguing, jeering and being jeered, but also displaying the spirit and energy of her idol, Tina Turner.

Loaned: No

Aspect ratio: Unknown

Apr 26, 2017