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Something in the Air (2002)

Uma Onda No Ar (original title)
Based on the true story of four friends who decide to install a communal pirate radio station called Rádio Favela in a shanty-town, to give voice to the outcasts' complaints.

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Alexandre Moreno ...
Jorge
Babu Santana ...
Roque
Adolfo Moura ...
Zequiel
Benjamim Abras ...
Brau
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Edyr de Castro ...
Neusa
Priscila Dias ...
Fátima
Renata Otto ...
Lídia
Tião Ribas D'Avila ...
Delegado
Hamilton Borges Walê ...
Baiano
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Based on the true story of four friends who decide to install a communal pirate radio station called Rádio Favela in a shanty-town, to give voice to the outcasts' complaints.

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Favela experience in Belo Horizonte : This film is better than "Talk Radio".
17 July 2007 | by (FIPRESCI/Cinema of the world) – See all my reviews

Lately considering the fact that Brazilian cinema has been too much associated with violent films,it is nice to learn that this film is a nice surprise.Even though it is based on the lives of some Favela youths,it is not at all violent.It is a true indication of the fact that people can change their lives for good if they adopt pacifist means.The role of police in troubling ordinary citizens is nicely depicted.It is hard to believe that the police forces meant to protect people are playing a game of cat and mice.Although,Uma onda no ar boasts of a serious message,it would be a understatement to say that it is not a light comic film.There are some very good radio moments which keep the viewers entertained.Something in the air is a nice film to be watched in order to have a grasp of Brazilian favela's disturbing realities.


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