Synopsis by Tracie Cooper
Directed by Dardo Toledo Barros, I Hate Sao Paulo revolves around Daniel (Cláudio Fontana), whose employment as a stockbroker is abruptly terminated when a "sure thing" of a trade goes horribly wrong. With an unexpected amount of time on his hands and no money, wife, or best friend to help make the minutes tick by faster, Daniel pledges to finish the documentary about São Paulo his late Communist father had abandoned long ago. The film, which is interspersed with clips from his father's original work, follows Daniel throughout the streets of the city, where he manages to successfully raise funds at a Japanese credit union, among other things. As his travels continue, Daniel not only learns of the consequences of long-term dictatorship but also is also able to reconcile some of the issues regarding his father and forge a clearer identity for himself.
Communism, father, parent/child-relationship, South-America, unemployment