Erika (Nathalia Dill) is a successful DJ and friend of Lara (Livia de Bueno). During a festival where Erika was working, they met Nando (Luca Bianchi) and, together, they live an intense moment. However, soon after the trio split up. Years after Erika and Nando are reunited in Amsterdam, where they fall in love. But just Erika remembers the real motive why they moved away shortly after they met, years before.
Nathalia Dill as Érika
Luca Bianchi as Nando
Lívia de Bueno as Lara
Bernardo Melo Barreto as Patrick
César Cardadeiro as Lipe
Divana Brandão as Márcia
Emílio Orciollo Netto as Mouse
Roney Villela as Mark
Cadu Fávero as Anderson
The Artificial Paradises name was inspired by the title of the book of the same name by Baudelaire. "I read the book and thought the title fit perfectly in the film, although addressing another era, the mid-19th century, and the consumption of other drugs, wine, opium and hashish," admits Prado.
Filming took place between 18 October and 25 November in Praia do Paiva, in Recife, and also in Rio de Janeiro, in the traditional Arpoador beach. Some external scenes were filmed in Amsterdam.
The original soundtrack of the film was produced by Rodrigo Coelho and Gustavo MM.