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Motorrad

Motorrad

European Premiere

Synopsis

Director

Original and daring, „Motorrad“, Vicente Amorim’s seventh feature, tells a unique and bold story with a thriller twist. Hugo (Guilherme Prates) is determined to fit in with his older brother’s dirt-bike gang. Sneaking into a junkyard to find a much-needed motorcycle part, Hugo is apprehended by a mysterious and beautiful woman. He catches up with his brother’s posse on a joyride in an isolated region of Brazil but their adventure is cut short by an ancient wall blocking their path.
Rather than let the wall stop them, they open a passage and ride on through, running into the woman from the junkyard. The group readily agrees to follow her on a remote trail. But things take an ominous turn when they inexplicably cannot find the trail back, and discover they are being hunted by a machete-wielding bike gang intent on killing them all.

If this sounds wild and weird, it’s supposed to be: it’s a metaphor for the ghosts within us all that we must learn to tame. Creating an atmosphere of suspense throughout, Amorim’s „Motorrad“ is a terrifying and fun commentary on both coming of age and group psychology. – Diana Sanchez, Toronto Film Festival

Vicente Amorim

(b. 1966, Vienna) is a Brazil-raised filmmaker who began his career as a director of commercials, short films, and music videos before turning to cinema with the documentary „Too Much Brazil“ (2000). He went on to direct a number of features, including „The Middle of the World“ (2003) and „Dirty Hearts“ (2011). „Motorrad“ is his latest film.

Filmography

  • O Caminho das Nuvens (The Middle of the World, 2003)
  • Good (2008)
  • Corações Sujos (Dirty Hearts, 2011)
  • Irmã Dulce (Sister Dulce: The Angel from Brazil, 2014)
  • Motorrad (2017)

Schedule

17.11.2017
21:00 - 22:32
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 011103
Sold out
18.11.2017
22:00 - 23:32
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 8
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 020506
Sold out
20.11.2017
21:30 - 23:02
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 4
Subtitles: ENG
Screening code: 041803
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Programme

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Film info

Country: Brazil
Year: 2017
Duration: 92 minutes
Language: Portuguese
Director: Vicente Amorim
Producers: LG Tubaldini Jr, André Skaf
Writer: LG Bayão
DOP: Gustavo Hadba
Montage: Lucas Gonzaga
Composers: Lucas Marcier, Fabiano Krieger
Cast: Guilherme Prates, Carla Salle, Emilio Dantas, Juliana Lohmann, Pablo Sanábio
Production: Filmland Internacional
Festival: Toronto

Synopsis

Director

Original and daring, „Motorrad“, Vicente Amorim’s seventh feature, tells a unique and bold story with a thriller twist. Hugo (Guilherme Prates) is determined to fit in with his older brother’s dirt-bike gang. Sneaking into a junkyard to find a much-needed motorcycle part, Hugo is apprehended by a mysterious and beautiful woman. He catches up with his brother’s posse on a joyride in an isolated region of Brazil but their adventure is cut short by an ancient wall blocking their path.
Rather than let the wall stop them, they open a passage and ride on through, running into the woman from the junkyard. The group readily agrees to follow her on a remote trail. But things take an ominous turn when they inexplicably cannot find the trail back, and discover they are being hunted by a machete-wielding bike gang intent on killing them all.

If this sounds wild and weird, it’s supposed to be: it’s a metaphor for the ghosts within us all that we must learn to tame. Creating an atmosphere of suspense throughout, Amorim’s „Motorrad“ is a terrifying and fun commentary on both coming of age and group psychology. – Diana Sanchez, Toronto Film Festival

Vicente Amorim

(b. 1966, Vienna) is a Brazil-raised filmmaker who began his career as a director of commercials, short films, and music videos before turning to cinema with the documentary „Too Much Brazil“ (2000). He went on to direct a number of features, including „The Middle of the World“ (2003) and „Dirty Hearts“ (2011). „Motorrad“ is his latest film.

Filmography

  • O Caminho das Nuvens (The Middle of the World, 2003)
  • Good (2008)
  • Corações Sujos (Dirty Hearts, 2011)
  • Irmã Dulce (Sister Dulce: The Angel from Brazil, 2014)
  • Motorrad (2017)