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Sometimes I go after a director for one film and they’ll come back at me with another that completely trumps my already high appreciation of their work. This week is such a case with director Gabriel Tupinamba and his lyrical study on repetition Das Dores.

Das Dores (2008)

Das Dores tells the story of two teenagers that end up trapped in an abandoned petrol station while trying to run away from home. Their car ran out of fuel and they are looking for a way out of there. While they get a chance to reconsiderate if running away together is such a good idea, strange noises and events enwrapped them and it becomes apparent that beyond their actions lies another – always repeating – pattern.

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