Posts tagged ‘Wagner Moura’

Berlinale review: Tropa de Elite 2 (Photos & Videos)


In 2008 at the Berlin International Film Festival (aka the Berlinale; /ber-lee-nah-lae/) a Brazilian movie that depicted the work of Rio de Janeiro’s special police force BOPE won the prestigious golden bear award for best film. The police unit, which often shows up in Human Rights Watch reports and is considered one of the toughest and most professional urban warfare units in the world is the spearhead of the crime-ridden city’s law enforcement policy and has a reputation of being comparatively non-corrupt. Jose Padilha, the director, originally wanted to turn fact accounts from the book of the similar name into a documentary but they changed course and subsequently made one of the most successful Brazilian movies ever.
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25/02/2011 at 12:38 pm Leave a comment

Today at BFI “South American Renaissance”: Lower City (Trailer)


Lower City
Sexy love-triangle drama, set amongst the hustlers, criminals and prostitutes of Brazil’s colourful port city Salvador.
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18/08/2010 at 9:30 am Leave a comment


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