Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

EL REVENGE
(La Vingança)

Year: 2016
Country: BRAZIL, ARGENTINA
Language: Portuguese, Spanish
Run Time: 90 minutes

EL REVENGE
EL REVENGE
EL REVENGE
EL REVENGE
EL REVENGE

NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE

Well-meaning but awkward Caco is devastated after he walks in on his girlfriend Julia hooking up with an arrogant celebrity Argentine restaurateur. After a drunken night out, Caco’s scheming friend Vadão—an emotionally stunted, loose-cannon womanizer—decides the only way to get over this heartbreak is by traveling to Argentina to exact revenge on the chef. The two Brazilians then embark on an epic, mishap-laden road trip that culminates with Caco receiving closure about Julia, albeit in a manner he wasn’t anticipating. Along the way, the men encounter memorable characters (including a double-crossing runaway bride inexplicably hitchhiking in a wedding dress, border guards who confiscate their stash of Viagra, and a tough-talking band leader who doesn’t mince words about Caco’s ongoing self-pity party) and navigate their own love-hate relationship. EL REVENGE’s hilarious banter and farcical situations ensure the mood stays light throughout, despite Caco’s despair. Ultimately, the movie is a reminder that happy endings come from unlikely places—and friendship endures even when romance fizzles. (In Portuguese and Spanish with subtitles) —A.Z.

CIFF41 Screenings

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 4:45 PM

Sunday, April 02, 2017 at 9:45 PM

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Director
Fernando Fraiha

Fernando Fraiha was born in São Paulo, Brazil. He studied architecture and business. He also produces and writes. Fraiha began his career editing documentaries, working as a video artist, and directing and writing short films and TV pilots. He is a partner at the production company Biônica Filmes.

Filmography
EL REVENGE (2016)

Producer
João Queiroz

Screenwriting
Thiago Dottori, Pedro Aguiera, Fernando Fraiha, Jiddu Pinheiro, Felipe Sant'Angelo

Cinematography
Gustavo Hadba

Editing
Danilo Lemos

Principal Cast
Felipe Rocha, Daniel Furlan, Leandra Leal

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