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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 ...
judge
John Herbert ...
Defense lawyer
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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Official submission of Brazil to the 1968's Oscars in the best foreign language film category. See more »

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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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