Fish Dreams (2005)

Run Time - 111 min.  |   Countries - Brazil, Russia, United States  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Jason Buchanan

An orphaned, seventeen year-old deep-sea diver struggling to make ends meet in an impoverished Brazilian fishing village attempts to win the heart of a tempestuous, television-addicted flirt in director Kirill Mikhanovsky's award-winning romantic drama. As a child, Jusce (Jose Maria Alves) lost his father when the old man submerged to harvest lobster and never surfaced again. Subsequently forced to grow up before his time, Jusce himself now descends into the same waters that claimed his father in hopes of gathering enough crustaceans to get the family boat in working order. Once Jusce is able to realize his dream, he hopes to set sail with the beautiful Ana (Rubia Rafaelle) so that the pair can create a new future together on faraway soil. Unfortunately for Jusce, Ana seems to have fallen under the spell of hotshot dune buggy driver Rogério, and has become hopelessly preoccupied with the popular nighttime telenovela that hold the entire village spellbound. When Jusce decides to impress Ana by spending the money he had intended to use the boat on a giant television set, his futile attempt at wooing the materialistic object of his affections away from Rogério yields predictably disastrous results.