Two Lost in a Dirty Night

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Two Lost in a Dirty Night
Two Lost in a Dirty Night.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJosé Joffily
Produced byJosé Joffily
Renato Falcão
Written byPaulo Halm
Based onDois Perdidos numa Noite Suja
by Plínio Marcos
StarringRoberto Bomtempo
Débora Falabella
Music byDavid Tygel
CinematographyNonato Estrela
Edited byEduardo Escorel
Coevos Filmes
Distributed byPandora Filmes
Running time
100 minutes
BudgetR$1.1 million[1] ($497,174)
Box officeR$176.541[2] ($79,792)

Two Lost in a Dirty Night (Portuguese: Dois Perdidos numa Noite Suja) is a 2002 Brazilian film directed by José Joffily. Based on the play of the same name by Plínio Marcos, it tells the story of Tonho (Roberto Bomtempo) and Paco (Débora Falabella).[3][4][5]


Two Lost in a Dirty Night follows two Brazilian illegal immigrants living in New York City, United States. Paco, a tomboy whose real name is Rita, is very aggressive, strange and mysterious. Antônio, nicknamed Tonho, wants to return to Brazil, because he had no success living in America. They live in a kind of loft. They met each other while Paco was acting as a male prostitute, doing a blowjob on a man (Guy Camilleri). Then, he discovers that Paco is a girl and became furious, trying later to rape her. Tonho saves her and invites her to live with him.


Awards and nominations[edit]

Festival de Brasília
  • Candango Trophy of Best Actress to Débora Falabella
  • Candango Trophy of Best Director to José Joffily
  • Candango Trophy of Best Screenplay to Paulo Halm
Grande Prêmio de Cinema Brasileiro
  • Best Actress to Débora Falabella
  • Nomination of Best Editing to Eduardo Escorel
  • Nomination of Best Adapted Screenplay to Paulo Halm
Gramado Film Festival
  • Golden Kikito of Best Editing to Eduardo Escorel
  • Golden Kikito of Best Music to David Tygel
  • Nomination of Golden Kikito for Best Film
Prêmio ACIE de Cinema
Recife Cine PE Audiovisual Festival
  • Calunga Trophy of Best Cinematography to Nonato Esterla


  1. ^ "Dois Perdidos numa Noite Suja" (in Portuguese). Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  2. ^ "Filmes Brasileiros Lançados - 1995 a 2012" (PDF) (in Portuguese). Ancine. p. 27. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 1, 2014. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  3. ^ Young, Deborah (October 30, 2002). "Review: 'Two Lost In A Dirty Night'". Variety. Penske Business Media. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  4. ^ Lee, Edmund (September 15, 2009). "Reel Life: Going Brazilian". Time Out. Time Out Group. Archived from the original on October 6, 2009. Retrieved May 18, 2014.
  5. ^ "1st Brazilian Film Festival of New York". Brazilian Film Festival of New York. Retrieved May 18, 2014.

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