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Tropa de Elite - Elite Squad

MOVIES - filmesPosted by Marisa Wed, November 17, 2010 12:53:43

Elite Squad – Tropa de Elite

The film is set in 1997 and presents an intimate look at Rio de Janeiro‘s vast and intricate web of corruption.

Drug trafficking militias have virtual control within the favelas while the police run their criminal enterprises outside. The elite BOPE force (State Police Special Operations Battalion) combats drug trafficking – keeping order has its price though and their actions make it difficult to distinguish right from wrong and justice from revenge.

BOPE Captain Nascimento (Wagner Moura) is facing a crisis: in addition to the pressures of fighting within war zones, the Captain must find and train his own replacement so he can escape the day to day violence and be close to his wife who is about to give birth to their first child.

Two of the force‘s newest recruits, Neto (Caio Junqueira) and Matias (André Ramiro), are childhood friends: one is quick on the trigger to maintain order and the other refuses to compromise his ideals. Together they are the perfect replacement. Alone they may not have what it takes to survive.

Directed by José Padilha, ("BUS 174"), and written by Padilha, Academy Award nominated writer Bráulio Mantovani ("CITY OF GOD") and Rodrigo Pimentel, comes the controversial film "ELITE SQUAD" ("TROPA DE ELITE"). It is based on accounts from Pimentel‘s 19 years as a military police officer and BOPE Captain.

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"2 Filhos de Francisco" (Two Sons of Francisco)

MOVIES - filmesPosted by Marisa Thu, December 03, 2009 16:05:29

Dispatch from Brazil: “2 Filhos de Francisco” Blazes the Brazilian Box Office With Hopes for Oscar - by Michael Gibbons (October 24, 2005)

(...) “2 Filhos de Francisco”‘s family-friendly content allows it to tap into an audience that previous hits, like “Cidade de Deus” (City of God), did without. The film follows the lives of the popular sertaneja (a type of Brazilian folk music) brother duo Zeze di Camargo and Luciano and their rise from poverty to fame. Not only is family portrayed as the core element in the boys’ lives, but their father Francisco is shown as a sort of hero who was largely responsible for their chart-topping success. The film mixes nostalgia with a feel-good story, slick cinematography, and of course, plenty of loved songs by Zeze di Camargo and Luciano.

Watch the trailler:


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