About Boca (2010)
Adapted from his autobiography, the film recounts the story of Hiroito, The King of Boca do Lixo (a region in downtown São Paulo of the fifties where various nightclubs, strip joints, prostitution, bars, and drugs can be found). Hiroito was a well born bohemian and at the age of 21 was accused for the murder of his father, who was violently stabbed over 40 times with a razor. Hiroito was not charged, however two months after the death of his father, Hiroito bought two guns and moved to Boca do Lixo and became one of the most dangerous criminals of the region.
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His activities are centred on the once notorious Boca do Lixo area where he is involved in prostitution and drugs. Inevitably it is only a matter of time before the police, a rival criminal or his growing drug habit end his reign as the 'King of Boca'.
It is rare that I feel a film needs to be longer but in this case I think it could have done with more time.
Story starts in early 50's and continues to the mid 60's; Hiroito, the man in this story is shown growing up, and how he eventually gets involved in a Life of Crime.
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Hate to give anything away (SPOILER)- but I wonder what Hiroito was thinking, when he saw the kid he Rescued, playing with other kids?? As I had no idea how the story concluded the tension rose nicely towards the end. About a man from a Sao Paulo neighborhood, notorious for it's Bars, Nightclubs, and Local crime figures. I started watching this film really hoping that it would be everything that it claims it is: a stylish revenge tale to rival The Godfather itself. of course it is possible that many of things I would like to have been told would be known by the average Brazilian viewer who is presumably the main target audience.
Since I knew absolutely nothing about the MOVIE, except the Storyline, I nevertheless took a chance and spent an hour or so and watched. The Movie, to me, was a good 'crime story'; he was known locally, and made quite a name for himself (criminally speaking).
I kind of hope that Hirohito will eventually Post here, and give his impression IF the Film was true to his book. He is quick to shoot those who cross him.
Not sure if the Actors in this film are known or unknown, but they were all convincing to me, as far as portraying their Characters. The Storyline that is listed just about Explains the Story. Also, characters seem to disappear without explanation and core aspects of the plot seem to be forgotten within a matter of minutes. That Book is what the Movie is based on. Overall I'd say this was a decent film that fans of the genre looking for a different setting might want to check out. The story is interesting but often feels rushed; we move from one key incident to the next without learning enough about the general background…
First watch: 2019 / How many: 1 / Source: Blu-ray / Rating: 7.25 This film tells the story of the rise and fall of Hiroito de Morales Joanides as, during the late fifties and early sixties, he gets involved in Sao Paulo's criminal underworld.
From what I read after I watched this film, Hiroito did some time in Prison, and went on to write a Book about his life. There is a lot of potential in the characters and plot of this film, but due to poor scripting and the short runtime (100 minutes is not enough time for a crime epic) and Boca is almost unfinished in this sense, the film is a mess and exploration into motivation, generally turning the pace down a notch and stretching the runtime could have made this a film worth watching. Living in São Paulo since 1978 I've been there a couple times, this place called as “Low whoredom area” was so famous due the prices were so low and the women were allowed for many blocks, now “Boca do Lixo” went to big screen retelling to a man self called “the king of Boca” the true facts about Hiroito Joanides who leave this house after his death's father which he was alleged as the killer, dinied promptly by him, he made a successful career as pimp and drugs seller among others small offences, arrested around 172 times he quickly became a legend, until try kills his main contender, which was unsuccessful and how he bribed some chief police officers to be released, sent to jail he wrote a book in 1977 about his own story called “Boca do Lixo” whereby this picture is based, this picture has some minor mistakes and so short to cover up this true complex character properly, even so it's a remarkable job and made under the auspices on small details, it deserves a look mainly for brazilians viewers!! In actual fact, this is not a revenge tale and gets no-where near to The Godfather. The film has a good look, the tint gives it a feel of the era and the cast does a fine job making it easy to believe in the characters; most notable of these is Daniel de Oliveira as Hiroito. A film essentially based around the rise and fall of a Brazilian pimp, it seems to me like it's confused about it's own nature and motivations as well as those of the characters; I was never sure if it was intended as a glorification or a condemnation of the Brazilian sex industry lifestyle. Unfortunately, there are too many basic flaws to make this a decent film in my opinion. You like to watch Action films watch Boca brand new movies of this year which is just released and you can get to watch this awesome Action movie Boca. Watch Boca no buffering and no ads just film and fun! Now you can watch Boca more than 200 countries across the globe in HD. So watch Boca and let us know how we can improve!If you have watched Boca, you can read or write the film review on Boca on IMDB. And let us know whether you liked the film or not at the comment section below..