for this ambitious and unsettling drama of class conflict and societal change. Joāo is a young man who manages his grandfather Francisco’s considerable property interests. Bia, a housewife, smokes weed and feeds sleeping pills to the dog next door to keep it from barking. And Clodoaldo, who runs a vigilante-style security outfit, takes an unhealthy interest in Francisco’s affairs. Events build uneasily to a stunning and provocative conclusion.