At 12, Conceiçao runs away from home and from the miserable destiny that awaited her. Disheveled and alone in Rio de Janeiro, she is mistaken for a street thief and taken away to a juvenile institution, from which she escapes after being harassed. During her escape, she meets Sylvia, who takes her to work as a housemaid. At 18, she runs away again, this time from her boss’ boyfriend, who attempts to rape her. Later, she will be hosted by the family of her friend Vera where she meets Cleiton, a hard-working and studious young man from the favela.

In Portuguese | Dubbed Versions: French, English



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