Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
This is the last film made by director Marcel Camus, best known for his legendary film Black Orpheus, filmed in his beloved Brazilian locale 17 years before. This tragicomedy is filled with lots of local color, including voodoo episodes, and recounts the adventures of Otalia, a strangely innocent young Brazilian prostitute who has just arrived in Salvador, Bahia. Though her belongings are stolen from her shortly after arrival, Otalia swiftly meets up with a group of charming and helpful friends.
delinquency, love, prostitute/prostitution, star-crossed-lovers, tragic-love