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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 »
When the rich steal from the poor... the poor steal the rich
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
Valéria Cordeiro .... local producer: Fortaleza Crew
Regina Corrêa da Costa .... line producer: Phase 1
Julio DePietro .... executive producer
Joey Frank .... producer
Jared Goldman .... producer (as Jared Ian Goldman)
Jason Kohn .... producer
Mario Kohn .... associate producer
James Lloyd .... line producer: Phase 2
Original Music by
Force Theory 
Michael Furjanic 
Neill Sanford Livingston 
Cinematography by
Heloísa Passos 
Film Editing by
Doug Abel (senior editor)
Jenny Golden 
Andy Grieve 
Production Management
Sandra Lourenço .... production manager: Belem
Jair Neto .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gabriela Cassaro .... first assistant director
Joey Frank .... assistant director
Sound Department
Coll Anderson .... sound designer
Coll Anderson .... sound re-recording mixer
Coll Anderson .... supervising sound editor
Thiago Bittencourt .... sound mixer
Gabriela Cunha .... sound mixer
Nelson Ferreira .... dialogue editor
Sean Garnhart .... sound effects 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
Kika Cunha .... aerial camera operator
Kika Cunha .... first assistant camera
Silvia Gangemi .... first assistant camera
Junior Loiola .... first assistant camera
Zitto Marques .... gaffer
Yugo Nakamura .... assistant video engineer
Heloísa Passos .... aerial camera operator
Fábio Porcelli .... steadicam operator
Fernanda Riscali .... second assistant camera
Editorial Department
Jean Lane .... digital intermediate producer
Juliano Pinheiro .... assistant editor
Robyn Semien .... assistant editor
Tim Spitzer .... digital intermediate supervisor
Mike Trinker .... digital intermediate editor
Music Department
Mike Gamble .... composer: additional music
Other crew
Luciana Cerboncini .... production secretary
Eloa Chouzal .... head researcher
Fernando Fannuchi .... production assistant
Erin Heidenreich .... sales agent
Cory Monden .... senior engineer
Vanessa Montenegro .... production assistant
Dana O'Keefe .... sales agent
Caroline Oliveira .... production assistant
Amon Santos Pinho .... researcher
Nathan Liebold .... technical operations (uncredited)
Thomas Doherty .... thanks
Emilia Mello .... special thanks

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USA:85 min (Sundance Film Festival)
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The kidnapper interviewed in the movie died in late 2006. The filmmakers said he was shot twice - in the shoulder and gut - in a shootout with police in which he killed two cops, was taken to the hospital and came out of the ambulance with a new bullet hole in his head.See more »


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17 out of 42 people found the following review useful.
"Entertain people", 7 June 2007
Author: filipe-23 from United States

This film is a documentary only insofar as the characters are people playing themselves. Director Jason Kohn has no interest in exploring or understanding the issues the film purports to examine, rather pandering to the audience by prodding his subjects to tell their most shocking stories and judging them immediately after.

The corruption and violence are presented in a near total vacuum of context, adding to the cynical view towards the subjects involved. The absurdity of truth is pushed to its limit for the purpose of entertainment, effectively stripping away all meaning from the truly deplorable situation in Brazil. The reaction Mr. Kohn is after, and is quite talented at achieving, is a "Wow, that's f****d up!". Nothing more. There's something to be said of a documentarian whose sole purpose is to "Entertain people". There really isn't much more at play in this "documentary." It will be interesting to see what tabloid material Kohn tackles next.

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