Os Mutantes examines the lives of three kids in their early teens who have rejected life in juvenile homes or with foster families to take their chances on their own. They drift into petty crime and are exploited by sexual predators; the two boys end up working in a pornographic film, while Andreia becomes pregnant.
Director: Teresa Villaverde. AKA The Mutants.
Writer: Teresa Villaverde.
Stars: Ana Moreira, Alexandre Pinto, Nelson Varela, Alexandra Lencastre, Paulo Pereira, Helder Tavares, Jorge Bruno Gomes, Teresa Roby, Isabel Ruth, Alexandra Lencastre, José Raposo, Guilherme Filipe, António Capelo, Marta Sofia Vargas, Samuel Costa, Maria Tengarrinha, John Monteiro, Carlos Alberto Silva, Luís Esparteiro, António Pedro Cerdeira, Luisa Cruz, António Fonseca, Paula Sá Nogueira, João Cabral, André Dias, Serafim Dias, Fatima Furtado, Rui Ribero, M. Henriqueta Saraiva, Maria Simões, Thomas Baumann, Carlos Pimenta, Ricardo Colares, Amadeu Ferreira, João Pedro Rodrigues, Adriano Paiva, João Joni, Mario Paiva, Fernando Guedes, Ricardo Costa, Paulo Sousa, Álvaro Monteiro, Gerardo Fernandes, Teresa Lobão, Eucine Anjos, Luís Santos.
1998 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Un Certain Regard Award.
I don’t like this type of movie. I can only hope that the actors aren’t as mixed up as the characters that they portray. It does show the consequences of a lifestyle.