Two Lost in a Dirty Night

Synopsis: Paco and Tonho are illegal Brazilian immigrants in New York. Shy Tonho dreams of being successful, but misses his family and Brazil. Pursued by Immigration Service and later arrested, he is about to be deported. Paco, a rapper and performer, indifferent to all except her career, dreams of hitting the top ten chart. The film shows the relationship of the couple in love mid hope, difficulties, and misencounters in a beautiful and violent metropolis.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): José Joffily
  9 wins & 3 nominations.
100 min


TWO LOST IN A DIRTY NIGH - 2 Perdidos numa Noite Suja -

Mom, I'm sorry I haven't

written. But I'm too busy.

I'm not complaining. It's all

going according to my plans.

I told you, I'd come

to America and make it.

And here I am.

In New York, a good job, making

a lot of dollars, a nice home.

It's life as it could be.

I miss you.

I wish you were here

to see me well.

Why don't you come?

I'm putting some money away

to buy you an air ticket.

I know you're scared to death

of planes, but it'd be nice.

Well, I'm going now.

I've got to go to bed.

I promise to write next week.

Bless me, mom.

Your son who misses you,

Antonio Carlos.

Dear mom, going back today...

I recalled the day I arrived

here, five years ago.

And I remembered my first

visit to the Statue of Liberty.

On that day, looking at it,

I felt like an ant...

but I wasn't afraid.

I felt protected...

as if that were a great mother

welcoming all her children.

The Statue was built

right there...

at the entrance to America.

And it's been there telling

newcomers like I was then...

that this is our place.

And I haven't forgotten that.

That's how I feel today,

going back home once again.

- Paco?

- Son of a bitch!

- Shit, Tonho!

- What are you doing here?

I live here!

I thought you'd gone for good.

Why would I do that?

And give away such a nice place.

You weren't here

when the police came.

I spent some days away,

till things settled down

Or should I just sit here

for them to catch me?

- Who's is the idiot here?

- You're always the same, Paco.

Yeah, but I'm no snitch

Who's is a snitch?

How come the police came

after me?

You couldn't take the woopin'

and told them everything!

I didn't say a word!

Yeah, right. If I didn't run fast

enough, I'd be locked up too.

You're a freakin' snitch Antonio.

I bet they didn't have

to drag it out of ya'.

My name, my story

you just gave it all up.

I didn't say a word!

My sentence was double!

I could have served 3 months

only, had I told your name!

What a friend! Your

loyalty is so moving.

I should have told them.

I was arrested because of you.

Because of me?

You were arrested

because you're stupid, man.

Only a dumb ass

would set a cop up.

You're a stupid, retarded, loser.

You deserved to be caught.

The "Tonho Man" rap.


He doesn't know what that is

Tonho Man, listening my rap

Look at his face

He doesn't believe it

He thought he'd leave Brazil

And would come back in style

Forget it, Tonho

With your mind you'll die

But you will never see any cash

Look at his face

He doesn't believe it

He thought he'd leave Brazil

And would come back in style

Stop that, Paco!

I told you to stop!

I told you to shut up.

- I was just kidding.

- Am I laughing?

Won't you tell me?


How was it in jail?

Six months is a long time.

I see you worked out a lot.

You got big and all cut. I bet you

spent the whole time working out.

Forget it, Paco!

I like the look.

You're strong, well fed.

Come to think of it,

jail was good for you.

Six months of doing nothing,

just pumping out...

three meals a day.

That's not bad!

- It's better than many hotels.

- Let me read in peace.

Were you their "bitch"?

- What?

- Were you used and abused?

Fresh meat in jail is a feast!

You're no special meat,

but they had to do you.

Tell me, Tonho.

It was a party, wasn't it?

Cut the bullshit!

The bitch is hurt, is that it?

Do you miss your "man"?

Tell me, come on! Did it hurt?

They say it burns like hell!

It hurts in the beginning, but

you end up getting used to it.

Some people learn to like it,

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