The young Vinicius is a young saxophone player, from Rio’s poor suburbs, facing an uncertain but perhaps promising future. One day his girlfriend suddenly disappears after a night of love under the stars. Day and night, often on the ‘Trem’ (Rio’s subway lines), others with the help of a Detective and his sources, Vinicius discovers the city’s underbelly: its low-lives, its victims, its most eccentric characters, and milieus.
Director: Carlos Diegues & Tereza Gonzalez (co-director).
Stars: Guilherme Fontes, Milton Gonçalves, Taumaturgo Ferreira, Ana Beatriz Wiltgen, Zé Trindade, Míriam Pires, José Wilker, Betty Faria, Daniel Filho, Tania Boscoli.
1987 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.
AKA Subway to the Stars