2011. Brazil. Vicente Amorim. 107 min.
U.S. premiere. Director present
Friday, July 13, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
2011. Brazil. Directed by Vicente Amorim. Based on the novel by Fernando Morais. With Tsuyoshi Ihara, Takako Tokiwa, Eduardo Moscovis. When Japan's surrender ended World War II, a new war started in Brazil, between Japanese immigrants who accepted the defeat and those who did not. Dirty Hearts tells the little-known story of this delicate time through the eyes of a woman whose husband becomes embroiled with the Shindo Renmei, a Japanese-Brazilian terrorist group active in São Paulo in the 1940s. Her mounting horror is palpable as she and their small daughter watch him succumb to nationalism and fanaticism. Neighbor turns against neighbor in their isolated, alienated community of immigrants who are already treated like second-class citizens by the native Brazilians. In Japanese and Portuguese; English subtitles. 107 min.