Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Vereda Tropical

Brazil 2004

Details  turnerclassic

Seen 30 June 2008

A life. A love. An exile.

The blurb says it all. An Argentinean author, Manuel Puig, who is on a self-imposed exile in Rio de Janeiro. He tries to find love among the many he encounters everyday. But usually it is just physical love, His sexual promiscuity came to such a stage that he fears that he has the dreaded disease, aids.

Fortunately, or unfortunately, his medical test shows that he is not HIV positive. This gives a fresh start to his life and he conveniently falls in love with a young boy.  Or is that more of a physical attraction? But the boy is not into the man loves man scene.

Manuel realises that his lifestyle in Rio would never bring him the love that he seeks. And he moves again.

Yes, he is an exile, no longer at home and emotionally, still wandering for that nurturing touch. Always

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