Synopsis by Sandra Brennan
This Brazilian example of cinema novo chronicles the struggle of a man deeply entangled within unstable and crooked politics. The story is told in flashback by a writer who explains how he got into his present situation. He had been supporting a conservative party leader, but then decided to support the liberal candidate. The liberal wins the election, but soon reneges upon his campaign promises. The disillusioned writer decides to stay out of politics and resume his writing. Unfortunately, his girlfriend convinces him to try to talk the country's leader into pursuing a particular direction. The writer is soon shot.
against-the-system, allegiance, campaign, campaign-promises, candidate, conservative, corruption, dishonesty, disillusionment, election, flashback, girl, government, leader, liberal, man, movement [action], politician, promise, questioning [police interrogation], renegade, rights, trapped, turmoil, winner, wound [injury], writing