People Staff
June 14, 1982 12:00 PM

Sonia Braga, Brazil’s answer to Sophia Loren, may be the hottest, most sultry actress on the screen today. She certainly shows off everything in this romp that could be titled Last Tango in Rio. She plays a woman whose married airline-pilot boyfriend has decided to break it off. She follows him into the street, begging him to return. As he speeds off, a drunk walks up behind her, whispers a few choice obscenities in her ear, and asks for her phone number. She gives it to him. What follows is a passionate, angry affair. He is the owner of a failed bra factory: his girlfriend, a doctor, has walked out on him. He has recorded their violent breakup on a videotape machine, which is always on. When he and Sonia make love, the tape gets that, too. The sex in this movie is so uninhibited that it should probably get an X rating. But director Arnaldo Jabor keeps control of the proceedings. And Braga, the star of that other sexy Brazilian movie, 1977’s Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands, is more than just a pretty face: She’s an accomplished comedienne. When she makes an entrance in a shimmery, see-through silver gown, it is enough to make you forget Carmen Miranda. (In Portuguese with English subtitles) (Not rated)

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