Rafael THOMASETO (DRIVEN EQUATION), Helena SARDINHA (Driven Equation)
The film combines, in a single-story, three classics of the Brazilian theater: Razor in the Flesh, Lilac Lamp and Two Lost Souls in a Dirty Night. The characters created by Plinio Marcos, who are always mistreating each other, in conflict over sex, money, and power, live in a busy building in Downtown São Paulo, which once was a luxury hotel in the 1950s. Now, the hotel has become a nest of rats and cockroaches, drug dealers and drug addicts, prostitutes and gigolos, homeless invaders and clandestine real estate agents. It is on the 13th floor that the characters of the three stories live, in a volatile relationship between dominators and submissives. Someone who walks through the dark corridors of this building will hear moans of bizarre sex, screams of fierce arguments, a cacophony of various radio and TV sets tuned to different channels, shattering of objects on the walls during body struggles, people crying and screaming desperately. It's like hell on earth.