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Don't Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl(Não Devore Meu Coração)

The border between Brazil and Paraguay: living on opposite sides of a big river, Brazilian boy Joca falls in love with indigenous-Paraguayan girl Basano. A magical tale of impossible love and adventure in this land full of memories of colonial wars and indigenous genocide.
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Screen International by Allan Hunter

This is a well crafted and often stylish film but you suspect it could have had a greater impact with more room for the individual elements to breathe.
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The Playlist by Bradley Warren

Bragança’s ambitions exceed his reach, and Don’t Swallow My Heart fails to reconcile its various story strands, conflicting tones and genre aspirations.
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Variety by Jay Weissberg

Don’t Swallow My Heart, Alligator Girl! aims for poetry yet, like its ridiculously clumsy title, manages only an odd mix of magical realism with over-heated Lynchian touches.

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