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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "Beira-Mar" )

 

directed by Filipe Matzembacher, Marcio Reolon
Brazil 2015

 

An interesting Brazilian coming of age tale in which sexuality takes a back seat to emotional maturity. Although he has been tasked with obtaining his late grandfather's financial documents from his resentful aunt (Irene Brietzke) - who has been living in her father's house with her children (Francisco Gick and Maitê Felistoffa) - eighteen year old Martin (Mateus Almada) is also hoping to let loose outside of his father's oppressive shadow with longtime friend Tomaz (Maurício Barcellos), the latter's art school friend Natalia (Elisa Brittes) and her boyfriend Bento (Fernando Hart). He finds, instead, that he is a stranger in his grandfather's home (having not been to visit in a decade) and that the usually more reserved Martin is having an easier time socializing than he. Martin is confused when he discovers that Tomaz is gay and has been nursing an attraction to him for some time, but he soon realizes that his own fearfulness and a coldness inherited from his father is responsible for the illusion of closeness with his best friend. Before he can even address the issue - as well as his own sexuality - he must learn to stand up for himself and take a side in his family's simmering feud; but when he addresses Tomaz's attraction, will it be as a broadening of his own sexual horizons or just another way to rebel against his absent father?

Eric Cotenas

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Theatrical Release: 9 December 2015 (France)

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DVD Review: Wolfe Video - Region 1 - NTSC

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Wolfe Video

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:23:42
Video

2.35:1 Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 5.78 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

Bitrate

Audio Portuguese Dolby Digital 5.1; Portuguese Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo
Subtitles English (burnt-in)
Features Release Information:
Studio: Wolfe Video

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic - 2.35:1

Edition Details:
� Theatrical Trailer (16:9; 1:56)
� Previews

DVD Release Date: August 4th, 2015
Amaray

Chapters 9

 

 

 

Comments

Wolfe Video's single-layer disc features a respectable progressive, anamorphic transfer and a Dolby Digital 5.1 track (as well as 2.0 downimx) that is mainly front-oriented with seaside atmosphere and music in the surrounds. The English subtitles are burned into the image and unobtrusive but readable. The only extras are trailers for the film and other Wolfe releases.

  - Eric Cotenas

 


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Wolfe Video

Region 1 - NTSC

 




 

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