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.
Many of the cast are not actors, but real criminals. Vasilije Bojicic from Bosnia, playing Vanja was in 2006 sentenced to eight years in prison followed by a deportation back to Bosnia for smuggling heroin across Denmark. He leaves three kids behind. See more »
When Tony is riding in the subway, a camera is reflected in one of the windows. See more »
This movie - like Pusher - has a really unique atmosphere. There is something completely mesmerizing about it. Even though it has little action it is interesting and intense. The main character is a criminal who is struggling with himself and those around him. He wants his crime boss father to love him, to respect him. In order to accomplish this he has to prove himself as a hardworking criminal. As a viewer we want to see if he succeeds as a criminal and earns the respect from his father, or if cuts ties with the criminal environment he has been in for so long.
I gave it 7/10 stars.
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