Country: Brazil
Year: 1978
Duration: 105'

During the carnival of Niteroi, all the men in the group, "The Lyre of Delirium" target Ness Elliot, who is looking for his independence from them. He works in a dance club in the Lapa district. One of his friends is trying to compromise her by getting her involved in drug traffic. Then the friend kidnaps Ness's child, Guri-Guri, and sells him over to a trafficker in children, but Ness manages to find him again. "This film is disquieting, upsetting, and provocative. It has a solid sense of atmosphere and invention. It is a strip-tease of carioca misery set to the rhythm of a school of samba." (Paulo Perdigão)


film director

Walter Lima Jr.


& Credits

Director and screenplay: Walter Lima Jr.
Director of photography: Dub Lufti.
Art director: Regis Monteiro.
Editor: Mair Tavaeres.
Music: Paulo Moura.
Cast: Anecy Rocha, Claudio Marzo, Paulo César Pereio, Antonio Pedro, Tonico Pereira, Rosita Thomaz Lopes, Jamelão, Othoniel Serra, Pedro Bira, Isabela Campos, João Loredo, Olinda Ribeiro, Lene Nunes.
Production company: F. Farias, Walter Lima Jr., Embrafilme.