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Limite (1931)

Brazil 120m, B&W, Silent
Director: Mário Peixoto; Cast: Iolanda Bernardes, Edgar Brasil, Olga Breno

limiteThe only film that Mario Peixoto would ever complete, Limite is considered the first Brazilian example of “pure cinema”. Adrift in a small boat, a man and two women appear to be a metaphor for the limitations of human existence. Having given up all hope of rescue, their thoughts are portrayed as stunning vignettes using a wide array of camera, film and editing techniques. Though heavily influenced by expressionist cinema, Peixoto creates a unique style and poetic rhythm of his own in this astonishingly modern looking film (Klaus Ming February 2016).

2 comments on “Limite (1931)

  1. TSorensen

    You actually worked out what this was about?
    I never got that far, it made zip sense for me.

    • Klaus

      Ha, ha, yeah, not without some effort and reading. I’ve really come to like silent film, even the challenging ones like this. As for figuring it out, I can only say that I went with my initial feeling that the boat was a metaphor for something – only later did I make the assumption that it probably had something to do with the title 🙂

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