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Directed by Bruno Safadi


Director: Bruno Safadi
Section: International Independents
Country: Brazil
Year: 2012
PT: Éden
Language: Portuguese
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Leandra Leal, João Miguel, Julio Andrade, André Ramiro, João Zappa



Karine is a 30-year-old woman who lives in the suburbs of Rio de Janeiro. Eight months pregnant, she is in mourning for her husband, Juninho, recently murdered in a senseless attack. Karine is taken to the Evangelical Church of Eden by her brother to meet Pastor Naldo. He tries to get Karine to transform her pain into action, wanting her to fight for the memory of her husband and take part in his own campaign "Fatherless Children of the Baixada Fulminense". The Baixanda is one of Rio’s most violent neighborhoods. Karine takes up the challenge but soon finds herself involved in an ambivalent environment of religion and politics, of faith and power. Karine begins to wonder whether she will find her salvation in the church or in the birth of her son.

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Screenplay: Antonia Pellegrino, Bruno Safadi
Director of Photography: Lula Carvalho
Film Editor: Rodrigo Lima
Composer: Guilherme Vaz
Production Designer: Lulu Continentino
Sound: Edson Secco
Producer: Bruno Safadi
Production Company: TB Produções
Co-Producer: Jan Roldanus
World Sales: TB Produções