Chuvas de Verao (1978)

Run Time - 87 min.  |   Countries - Brazil  |  
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A lively comedy-drama that pokes holes in everyone's expectations of retirement and old age, Chuvas de Verao stars Jofre Soares as Alfonso, a sixty-five-year-old curmudgeon living alone in his apartment except for his maid. He is settling into a staid, lazy observation of the passage of time until one weekend explodes his vision of himself and the world. First he discovers that his maid is harboring a terrorist in her room upstairs -- her boyfriend -- and he just cannot allow them to be taken in by the police. Between a few other startling discoveries about himself, his attractive neighbor, and his son-in-law's secret weakness, Alfonso's retirement is cheerfully shoved away in mothballs.