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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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Want to learn more about crime and corruption in Brasil? Look no further See more (17 total) »

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 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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3 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Want to learn more about crime and corruption in Brasil? Look no further, 16 June 2010
Author: itszombietime from United States

This film will teach you a lot that you didn't know about Brazilian society and that nation's struggles with deep undercurrents of poverty, corruption, extortion and social confrontation. It fails to fully connect the dots in terms of why and how these problems manifest, but it definitely exposes a good deal of truth in terms of day-to-day realities for some of Brasil's wealthy and poor citizens. It's an aesthetically-driven documentary, with visual meditations on frogs, ears, cityscapes and the expressions of interview subjects and their sometimes equally intriguing interpreters. The soundtrack is an alluring collection of Brazilian pop and traditional arrangements that hums away in the background, as we watch some rather interesting folks talk about how they fit into the skewed morass of Brazilian society, whether perpetrator, victim, agent of the law or medical healer. Be warned: some of the raw kidnapping footage is graphic and disturbing.

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