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Pedro Lanban in In Vanda's Room

In Vanda's Room

2000 NR

Set in a shantytown on the outskirts of Lisbon, Portugal, director Pedro Costa's provocative and unflinching film centers on a pair of drug addicts who live there: Vanda Duarte and her sister, Zita (who play themselves). While the siblings smoke crack and engage in rambling discussions, the ghetto area that they and other junkies call home -- the Fontainhas district -- is gradually being demolished.