Brazilian director José Joffily's thriller "Achados e Perdidos" (Lost and Found), based on a novel by Luiz Alfredo Garcia-Roza, is bathed in the neon noir of Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana. A retired chief of police, Vieira (Antônio Fagundes), awakens to learn that his prostitute girlfriend, Magali (Zezé Polessa), has been murdered and he is the prime suspect. Vieira blacked out and cannot remember anything about the previous night, casting doubt in his own mind as to what happened.
Into his life comes Magali's protégé, the younger Flor (Juliana Knust), who seems to have an eerily certain faith in Vieira's innocence. Her youthful optimism invigorates the 60-year-old ex-cop, but their happiness is clouded by the reemergence of dark events from his past.
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