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Brainstorm (Bicho de Sete Cabeças)

Brainstorm (Bicho de Sete Cabeças)

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Bicho de Sete Cabeças

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Fabrica, Dezenove Som e Imagens (Brazil)





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Based on the true story of a middle class Brazilian adolescent forced to endure a Kafkaesque nightmare when he is unjustly institutionalized in a hellish asylum…
Neto is a good-looking young guy experiencing an average Sao Paolo teenage life of alternative rock, road trips and a joint now and then.
Neto would rather spend more time with his friends than at home with his overbearing parents. Feeling they can no longer control him, Neto’s parents trick their son into being admitted to a mental institution. Neto falls into the absurd system of cruelty and corruption of an archaic hospital bureaucracy. A voyage that pivots between reality and fantasy. A bad trip that threatens to push Neto over the edge into insanity...
Based on the novel "Canto dos Malditos" by Austregésilo Carrano Bueno.