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Manda Bala (Send a Bullet) -- 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.
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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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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 filmmakers struggled to find a kidnapper to film after the bribes to get into the prison where their preferred interviewee was staying proved too steep. The driver of a cab they used one day delivered "packages" on the side for a kidnapper, and introduced them to the masked man interviewed extensively in the film. Director Jason Kohn also was at the kidnapper's home when police stopped by and walked around the outside, the one moment of filming he said he feared for his life.See more »

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15 out of 54 people found the following review useful.
Exploitative and ignorant, 19 August 2007
Author: karenatasha from New York

Sure, there's much to say about the economic inequality that has turned Sao Paulo into a violent city. But Manda Bala isn't the place to hear it. Yes, there are facts that will shock anyone thoroughly unfamiliar with Brazil's political and social problems--and even some that might surprise those who are. But it's the treatment of these issues that is so poor. The focus is on the most exploitative, gut-wrenching images rather than on true analysis, and the director doesn't have the insight to conduct a truly incisive interview.

Plus, it's not well done as a documentary--those images may be stomach-churning but not necessarily well-composed or interesting in and of themselves. And the editing leaves a lot to be desired too. At only 85 minutes, it feels way longer.

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