When a Las Vegas performer-turned-snitch named Buddy Israel decides to turn state's evidence and testify against the mob, it seems that a whole lot of people would like to make sure he's no longer breathing.
After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.
In a night pregnant with a strange mix of tension and dizzy abandon, lovers Carla and Martin prowl clubs before drunkenly wandering back to his car. While he comes across as crass nouveau riche, she appears more liberal. Their conspicuous affluence, however, makes them ideal targets for kidnappers, and the trio of Trece, Budu and Niga gets a bead on them and promptly sweeps them up at gunpoint. The kidnappers then demand $20,000 to be delivered in two hours. Carla phones her rich father Sergio to procure the money, but chaos soon ensues. A botched ATM robbery is followed by a stopover at the palatial estate of a gay drug dealer. Written by
Sujit R. Varma
I want to invite you all to rent and see "Secuestro Express"
"Secuestro Express" is an independent film about a common frequent reality in Latin America: Kidnappings. I was first very reluctant about watching this film, but it just came on DVD rental, so I got a copy, watched it and now I know that certainly this film is a very genuine depiction of a situation that is not known to most people in North America. Quite raw, and also entertaining, this film will keep the viewer in suspense and expectation for many surprises.
Remember that this is a foreign film, not your regular "censored a... flick". That is the reason it was not shown in most theaters in the U.S. but it is now at your local DVD rental shop.
Well, please let me know what ya'll think!
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