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Case of the Naves Brothers (1967)

O Caso dos Irmãos Naves (original title)
The innocent brothers are wrongly accused of a crime by a corrupt and violent police officers and are forced to face the injustices of the brazilian penal system.
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Anselmo Duarte ...
Deputy commissioner
Raul Cortez ...
Joaquim Naves
Juca de Oliveira ...
Sebastião Naves
Sérgio Hingst ...
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John Herbert ...
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Lélia Abramo
Cacilda Lanuza
Julia Miranda
Hiltrud Holz
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The innocent brothers are wrongly accused of a crime by a corrupt and violent police officers and are forced to face the injustices of the brazilian penal system.

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WELCOME TO BRAZIL! The Brazil of Carmen Miranda... Copacabana... A cup of hot coffee... AND- THE CASE OF THE NAVES BROTHERS

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A Cry for Justice
28 February 2005 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

"The Case of the Naves Brothers" fills an important gap in the many genres of Brazilian Cinema - the trial movie.

The story - based on true events - follows the injustices suffered by two innocent brothers in a small Brazilian town, in which both are tortured for months by corrupt and despicable police officers.

While being expertly directed and written, the film is unfortunately dated on a technical level, yet its themes are more contemporary than ever, specially when one considers the constant violations of human rights in Third World countries such as Brazil.

Overall a very important, brave and honest film. A remake would be most interesting, specially in view of the rebirth of Brazilian Cinema.

A film that not should not be forgotten.

8/10


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