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Praia do Futuro
Praia do Futuro Film Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Karim Aïnouz
Written by Karim Aïnouz
Felipe Bragança
Starring Wagner Moura
Clemens Schick
Jesuíta Barbosa
Music by Volker Bertelmann
Cinematography Ali Olay Gözkaya
Edited by Isabela Monteiro de Castro
Coração da Selva
Hank Levine Film
Distributed by California Filmes
Release date
  • 11 February 2014 (2014-02-11) (Berlin)
  • 1 May 2014 (2014-05-01) (Brazil)
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese
Budget $4 million

Praia do Futuro (English: Futuro Beach) is a 2014 Brazilian-German drama film directed by Karim Aïnouz, and starring Wagner Moura, Clemens Schick and Jesuíta Barbosa. The film had its premiere in the competition section of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.[1]


In the film, shot in Fortaleza and Berlin, Wagner Moura plays the lifeguard Donato, who works at Praia do Futuro. When a German tourist loses his life in a drowning, Donato feels the death of the tourist was his fault and begins a journey to escape from his present self. Donato leaves for Berlin in search of his German lover, Konrad, whom he had met ten years earlier at the Praia do Futuro and saved from drowning. Whenever he drifts away, his younger brother, Ayrton (Jesuita Barbosa), brings him back.[2]


  • Wagner Moura as Donato
  • Clemens Schick as Konrad
  • Jesuíta Barbosa as Ayrton
  • Sabine Timoteo as Heiko's Wife
  • Ingo Naujoks as Mechanic
  • Emily Cox as Nanna
  • Natascha Paulick as Bartender
  • Christoph Zrenner as School Janitor
  • Sophie Charlotte Conrad as Dakota
  • Yannik Burwiek as Heiko's Son


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