This Brazilian western set in the 30s might have worked with a stronger leading lady, but Vanessa Giacomo lacks the skill to make the widowed heroine decipherable. Barely through mourning, the young beauty falls for a rough, shabby wrangler (Marco Ricca) who’s more at ease with horses than with people. His nephew lusts after her, the gossiping townspeople scheme against them, and the freakish outlaw Lampiao (Jose Wilker of Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands) keeps popping up to chew the scenery. Writer-director Francisco Ramalho Jr. has a light touch with offbeat supporting characters but reduces the real-life Lampiao’s legend to a mere backdrop for this lusterless 2006 romance. In Portuguese with subtitles. 95 min.