Amarelo Manga (Mango Yellow)
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Amarelo Manga (Mango Yellow)
The destinies of the downtrodden citizens of a Brazilian shantytown converge in director Claudio Assis' stark tale of life on the fringe of society. Though Recife is a major Brazilian city with over 1.5 million inhabitants, the lives of the well-to-do exist as little more than an unreachable horizon to those who face the bleak day-to-day reality of existence on the street. Though butcher Wellington (Chico Diaz) admires his wife Kika's (Dira Paes) devotion to her religion, his motivation for supporting her spirituality lies more in the fact that he knows she will remain faithful (which… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 60%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"For all the grimness and desperation on view in Mango Yellow, the characters emerge as robust, full-dimensional people in touch with their explosive feelings."
‑ Stephen Holden, New York Times
"Assis stretches his characters up to and perhaps beyond the edge of reality. In their extremes, he suggests a malaise infecting Brazil."
‑ Arthur Lazere, culturevulture.net
"A glib evocation of urban malaise, flirting with situations of sexual loneliness ... without mustering up a single substantive notion."
‑ Michael Atkinson, Village Voice
"there is so little invested in these characters that you don't really care. unfortunately, MANGO YELLOW is just a pulpy morass - sometimes sweet, until you start chocking on the seeds"
‑ Brian Mckay, eFilmCritic.com
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