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The Fever (A Febre)2019

The Fever (A Febre) (2019)





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Manaus is an industrial city surrounded by the Amazon rainforest. Justino, a 45 years old Desana native, works as a security guard at the cargo port. Since the death of his wife, his main company is his youngest daughter with whom he lives in a modest house on the outskirts of town. Nurse at a health clinic, Vanessa is accepted to study medicine in Brasilia and will need to be leaving soon. ​ Confronted with the oppression of the city, where he never quite fits in, and the distance of his native village from which he left twenty years ago, Justino finds himself condemned to an existence without place. As the days go by, he is overcome by a strong fever. During the night, a mysterious creature follows his footsteps. During the day, he fights to stay awake at work. But soon the tedious routine of the harbor is broken by the arrival of a new guard. Meanwhile, on television, the news talks about a wild animal lurking in the neighborhood.


Critic Reviews for The Fever (A Febre)

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With subtlety and sensibility, taking advantage of the simplicity and humanity of the actors, the director Maya Da-Rin conceived one of the most convincing debut pieces of Latin American cinema. [Full review in Spanish]

November 20, 2019 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

Emphasizing repetition, the banality of industry, intense sound design and darkness/shadow, Da-Rin gradually and effectively builds a creeping feeling that the rhythms of life are eating at ambivalent Justino from within.

September 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

The Fever is essential cinema, demanding empathy and understanding without pity or didacticism, and spotlighting indigenous people with the attention to cultural specifics that few films bother elaborating.

September 6, 2019 | Full Review…

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