Brasilia Film Festival 2000, Recife Film Festival 2000, The prize Margarida de Prata di CNBB (National Conference of Brazilian Bishops), Locarno Film Festival 2001 – Prize of Youth Jury
This film is based on a true story. A middle class, Brazilian teenager is forced to live a Kafka-esque nightmare after he has been unjustly interned in a hellish psychiatric ward. Neto is a good-looking and free-living twenty year old. Like most teenagers in San Paolo, he lives a life filled with indie rock, car rides, and smoking the occasional joint. Nato’s family feels they have no control over him, so they trick him into entering a psychiatric hospital. He gets trapped in an absurd, no-exit bureaucratic system with its cruelties and its corruption.