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Another Love Story (Mare, Nossa Historia de Amor)

Dir: Lucia Murat. Brazil/France/Uruguay. 2008. 105 mins.'It's the West Side Story of the Brazilian favelas'. Indeed - but for all the energy, goodwill and rhythmic drive of this colourful teen musical, what sounds great on the poster is less convincing on the screen. Though some of the dance sequences are terrific, the familiar Romeo-and-Juliet gang-warfare story that glues them together would have benefited from a good script editor, and the film drags too often when ...

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