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Four Days in September (1997)
"O Que É Isso, Companheiro?" (original title)

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Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during... See full summary »

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Charles Burke Elbrick
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Maria
Pedro Cardoso ...
Fernando Gabeira / Paulo
Luiz Fernando Guimarães ...
Marcão
Cláudia Abreu ...
Reneé
Nelson Dantas ...
Toledo
Matheus Nachtergaele ...
Jonas
Marco Ricca ...
Henrique
Maurício Gonçalves ...
Brandão
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Julio
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Oswaldo
Eduardo Moscovis ...
Artur
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Elvira Elbrick
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Mowinkel
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Dona Margarida
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Fernando, a journalist, and his friend César join terrorist group MR8 in order to fight Brazilian dictatorial regime during the late sixties. Cesare, however, is wounded and captured during a bank hold up. Fernando then decides to kidnap the American ambassador in Brazil and ask for the release of fifteen political prisoners in exchange for his life. Written by Salvatore Santangelo <pappagone2@libero.it>

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Their goal: freedom. Their only hope: an international incident. Their target: the American ambassador.


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Rated R for some language and violence | See all certifications »
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30 January 1998 (USA)  »

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Four Days in September  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$32,017 (USA) (30 January 1998)

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$310,724 (USA) (20 February 1998)
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Trivia

According to an interview, the director Bruno Barreto cut out one scene where Alan Arkin's character appeared speaking his lines in Portuguese. Alan was very disappointed by the fact that this scene was removed. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 16 mins) Shortly before 8:30 PM on the final day, late in the countdown to 10:00 PM, Maria's watch clearly shows the hands at approximately 9:32. See more »

Quotes

[about Maria, the leader of MR-8]
Fernando Gabeira: She either wants to fuck me or fuck me over.
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Connections

References Black God, White Devil (1964) See more »

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Intermezzo sinfonico
from "Cavalleria rusticana"
Music by Pietro Mascagni
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Intelligent and exciting

This is a truly passionate film about young men and women who fight for ideals that they believe in.

A Brazillian rebel group has kidnapped the American ambassador for Brazil, and demands that fifteen jailed political prisoners be let free. This leads to some tense sequences with Fernando, the most intelligent and cowardly of the kidnappers, and the ambassador (played brilliantly by Alan Arkin).

This could have become a routine thriller. It isn't due to it's intelligence and passion. A very worthwhile movie.

** Even if you're turned off by the idea of subtitles, don't worry. There is a lot of English.


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