Brazil, 1984. After 20 years of dictatorship, there are free elections at last, although critics say both candidates are too close to the old military regime. Permission is given for the election of a school council again at Caio's secondary school, and in no time the school is bubbling with debates, campaigning and criticism.
Stimulated by his radical, anarchist friends outside of school, Caio throws himself into the struggle, with his attractive classmate Fernanda as a level-headed ally. Youthful political consciousness is anything but repressed: when the school announces the results, there is ‘still no place for real change!'
In original, equally engaging and hilarious 1980s television shots, we see the presidential election circus in parallel with the fracas in Caio’s microcosm. This subtle reflection by directing duo Hughes and Marques on a neglected political episode effectively captures the intoxicating sense of limitless possibilities - however fleeing.