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  • The RIP Alternative
  • RENDING Alternative


Edgar, a mysterious young man, arrives at the prestigious University of Coimbra. He wants to go back to his law studies and is looking for a job to make ends meet. During a 'rasganco' ceremony where students ritually rip each others' university robes, Edgar meets and seduces middle-class fellow student, Ana. But she is not his only lover. The combination of university élitism and and a distorted reading of certain law texts, leads Edgar to perform symbolic and violent acts against young female students.

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