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19 April 2009 (Greece) See more »
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When the rich steal from the poor... the poor steal the rich
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An examination of corruption and class warfare in Brazil as told through the stories of a wealthy businessman, a plastic surgeon who assists kidnapping victims and a politician whose income relies on a frog farm. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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7 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Best Documentary Ever? See more (17 total) »

Directed by
Jason Kohn 
 
Produced by
Julio DePietro .... executive producer
Joey Frank .... producer
Jared Goldman .... producer
Jason Kohn .... producer
 
Original Music by
Force Theory 
Michael Furjanic 
Neill Sanford Livingston 
 
Cinematography by
Heloísa Passos 
 
Film Editing by
Doug Abel 
Jenny Golden 
Andy Grieve 
 
Production Management
Jair Neto .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joey Frank .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Gabriela Cunha .... sound mixer
Nelson Ferreira .... sound editor
Sean Garnhart .... sound editor
James Nichols .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Matt Snedecor .... assistant sound editor
Michael Suarez .... sound technician
 
Visual Effects by
John Dowdell .... 2K digital intermediate colorist
Lloyd Forcellini .... 2k digital intermediate editor
Peter Heady .... 2k digital intermediate editor
Nuncle .... title design
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Silvia Gangemi .... assistant camera
Yugo Nakamura .... assistant video engineer
 
Editorial Department
Jean Lane .... digital intermediate producer
Robyn Semien .... assistant editor
Tim Spitzer .... digital intermediate supervisor
Mike Trinker .... digital intermediate editor
 
Music Department
Mike Gamble .... composer: additional music
 
Other crew
Erin Heidenreich .... sales agent
Cory Monden .... senior engineer
Dana O'Keefe .... sales agent
Nathan Liebold .... technical operations (uncredited)
 
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Thomas Doherty .... thanks
Emilia Mello .... special thanks
 

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USA:85 min (Sundance Film Festival)
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The idea of using translators and picturing them on screen was borrowed from a presentation documentary director Errol Morris (director Jason Kohn's mentor) made for the Academy Awards, in which Mikhail Gorbachev discussed his favorite films, with a translator in the background of the shot converting the former USSR leader's Russian into English.See more »

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Best Documentary Ever?, 9 September 2012
Author: Will Anderson from United States

I created an account just to review this movie. Well, especially in light of there being reviews with less than nine stars. Documentaries inform viewers of specific problems, but rarely deliver such powerful messages.

Apparently, though, some did not come away with it. It's clear, however, just not black and white. Things are not as easy as A and B in Brazil, or anywhere for that matter. If you don't get it, if you don't understand the ambiguity, then you are more than likely one of the many people responsible for perpetuating leaders like Jader.

Using beautiful shots and great taste in music, Kohn will take you on an fantastically varying exploration of extremely interesting characters. From a host of view points, you will see the "good" and "bad," "heroes" and "villains" of Brazil, and be forced to contemplate politics and human nature.

P.S. If you still don't get it at all. "Corruption cannot be seen only as someone has stolen money for himself,corruption is the thing that links all other crimes." (11:16)

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