An unlikely couple find themselves caught up in love and larceny in this comic road movie from director Murilo Pasta. Carmo (Mariana Loureiro) lives in a small village near the Brazilian border where she's the most desired woman in town. However, being chased and/or ogled by the many ne'er-do-wells living there isn't her idea of a good time, and Carmo thinks she may have finally found her hero when Marco (Fele Martínez) comes to her defense as she's being chased by a handful of lowlifes. Marco hardly seems like a prize catch in most people's eyes -- he's an ill-tempered man a couple decades Carmo's senior who is confined to a wheelchair and sells dubiously obtained knickknacks for a living. Still, Carmo and Marco find that they make a good team, and when some crooks make off with a truck loaded with Marco's merchandise, the two hit the road, determined to find the crooks and recover the loot. Carmo, Hit the Road received its North American premiere at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
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A fun bit of comic fantasy out in the vast boredom that is the Mato Grosso. Improbable foregrounds with realistic backgrounds. This film will be appreciated more by viewers who are as forgiving of "unlikelyness" in foreign films as they are in american ones.