Savage Capitalism


Time Out says

Investigating a mining company which is encroaching on Indian lands, journalist Elisa (Torres) discovers that the company's handsome, schizophrenic chairman (Mayer) is actually of native descent. They embark on a passionate affair, until the man's 'dead' wife comes back to life. This eccentric ecological romance was apparently inspired by the films of Pedro Almodóvar - but it's hard to believe the director has ever seen one. For all the weirdness on display (notably an office that transforms into a jungle), this is a fundamentally banal picture, with embarrassingly naive hippie-mystic sentiments ('You aren't the man I met behind a desk, you are the Lord of the Forest...' etc). And is the title ironic? It is not.


Release details

86 mins

Cast and crew

Andre Kloetzel
Djalma Limongi Batista, Andre Klotzel
Fernanda Torres
Jose Mayer
Marisa Orth