Writer-director Jorge Furtado's quirky fable follows mild-mannered minimum-wage
slave André (Ramos) along a highly eccentric route that leads him out of a vague
fantasy world and into an unpredictable reality. But even as our hero's journey
takes detours through stalking, counterfeiting, robbery and worse, the film
maintains an incongruously sweet tone. Furtado's urban fairy tale occasionally
flirts with American Splendor–like pessimism, but the movie is too
fundamentally lighthearted to wallow in grinding poverty and despair; it flirts
with danger, but invariably opts for satisfying fantasy.