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LOVE FOR SALE aka O CeU DE SUELY
USA: Strand Releasing
Cast: Hermila Guedes, Maria Menezes, Zezita Matos, JoAo Miguel, Georgina Castro, Claudio Jaborandy, Marcelia Cartaxo, Flavio Bauraqui, Matheus Vieira, Gerkson Carlos
Director: Karim A´nouz
Countries: Brazil / Germany / Portugal / France
Language: Portuguese (English subtitles)
USA: 88 mins
USA Release Date: 15 August 2007 (Limited Release - New York)
After two years of living in the bustling city of SAo Paulo, Hermila (Hermila Guedes) returns to her village in north eastern Brazil ahead of her husband with her newborn son. Time passes slowly as she becomes increasingly anxious awaiting the arrival of her husband and begins to realize that she's been abandoned. On the rebound she renews a relationship with an old boyfriend but is distressed when she decides that she doesn't want to reopen the past.
Determined to raise enough money to escape her stifling hometown, she comes up with an unlikely prize to raffle off - one conceived during her chats with newfound friend and local prostitute, Georgina. Hermila adopts the name Suely, which distances her from her family and her past. It ultimately signals the beginning of her journey toward new, open horizons.