1 January 1980
Three sailors land in the Santos port after four months at sea and head to São Paulo. (1) "A Carta de Érico" ("The Letter from Érico") The first sailor brings a letter from a man named Érico that he had stumbled upon in an alley in Porto Alegre. He arrives at the address in São Paulo and knocks on the door but nobody answers. He recalls that Érico had told him to insist since it would be very important to see the person. Meanwhile in the apartment, the depressed Ms. Cibele Marcondes is ready to commit suicide. The sailor opens the door, has sex with the disconsolate woman and saves her. When she opens the envelope, there is only a blank piece of paper. What they do not know is the Érico is probably a guard angel that has protected Cibele. (2) "Peixe Fora d'Água" ("Fish out of Water") The second sailor cruises in a gay bar and two men beat him up. He meets Susana she invites him to go to her place to have sex. When he is waiting for Susana in her room, the criminal Cesar arrives with a revolver but leaves him with Susana. They have sex and Susana proposes a deal to the sailor: Susana and her three partners would go to the house of her ex-husband to steal her jewelry and they need a new face to help them. The naive sailor agrees to team up with the gang with tragic consequences. (3) "Júlio e o Paraíso" ("Júlio and the Paradise") The third and older sailor, Júlio, meets five starving hippie young women completely broken on the street and he invites them to have lunch with him. Then they go to their house, and they find that Júlio has a large amount of money with him. They decide to kill him.
- Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil