aku-aku: v.. To move a tall, flat bottomed object (such as a bookshelf) by swiveling it alternatively on its corners in a "walking" fashion. [After the book by Thor Heyerdahl theorising the statues of Easter Island were moved in this fashion.] source: LangMaker.com. Aku Aku also has another meaning to the islanders: a spiritual guide.
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Review: Amarelo Manga (2002)
Posted by dav at 2003 March 28 01:00 AM
File under: Movies

Amarelo Manga (2002)
My housemate Cheu is working with the San Francisco International Film Festival this season and she has brought home many VHS tapes of the films sent to the committees. Tonight I caught the last half of a Brazillian movie called Amarelo Manga (Mango Yellow). This is the second Brazillian movie I've seen, so I'm now under the impression that all movies from the world's fourth largest country will be brightly colored, darkly plotted, wild and passionate. Bring'em on!

This one seemed to tell the stories of a small intertwined group of voracious and lascivious ne'er-do-wells. It apparently is centered around the sensual awakening of a timid and pious wife of an adulterer, and the scenes of her getting her freak on will probably be burned into my mind for a week or two.

I think I'll wait to see the first half until Mie and I can see it together, as I think she'll really enjoy it...

Incidentally, when looking for photos to attach here (imdb didn't have one) I ran across this weird little photo set showing some of the makeup effects used in the film: FX, I like the fingers.


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