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Time of Fear (2009)
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The widow piano teacher Lúcia and her unemployed teenage son Rafa move to a poor neighborhood in the periphery of São Paulo after the bankrupting of her pension plan. Rafa a.k.a. Pilot ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrea Beltrão ...
Lúcia
Denise Weinberg ...
Ruiva
Lee Thalor ...
Rafa
Eucir de Souza ...
Chico
Kiko Mascarenhas ...
Delegado Raul
Michel Gomes ...
Xizão
Giulio Lopes ...
Dávila
Guilherme Santana ...
Pedrão
Taiguara Nazareth ...
Tirso
Bruno Perillo ...
Professor
Chris Couto ...
Ângela
Luciano Chirolli ...
Secretário
Pascoal da Conceição ...
Dr. Pereira
Júlio César ...
HD
Otávio Martins ...
China
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The widow piano teacher Lúcia and her unemployed teenage son Rafa move to a poor neighborhood in the periphery of São Paulo after the bankrupting of her pension plan. Rafa a.k.a. Pilot tells his mother that he is going to the movie theater with his friend Beto, but they go to a street racing instead in a car that Beto has stolen in the workshop where he works. While seeking the documents, they find a revolver in the glove compartment. When Rafa hits the car of a black man in a maneuver, he shoots Beto on the chest. Rafa takes the gun and accidentally kills a girl. He is sent to prison and during one visit, Lúcia meets the influent lawyer Ruiva and they befriend each other. Ruiva, who is one of the head of the criminal organization "Party", offers money to the needy Lúcia to help her in minor wrongdoings, such as bringing illegal stuff to the inmates. Meanwhile the leaders of the powerful criminal organization have inner fights; when they are sent to a maximum security prison, they ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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He lost a great opportunity of making a great movie
5 July 2010 | by (Brasilia, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The movie is about the killing spree that São Paulo passed through in 2006. More than 40 policemen were killed, many others civilian and a lot of criminals, and innocent people that the police said were criminals.

This rebellion is one without equals, a very rare case, where the authorities had to negotiate with the criminals. But in the true story, they negotiate through a woman attorney, that is present in the movie plot (ruiva) but not quite like the true story. This case has been deeply studied by the press and the authorities, and it could be more realistic, in my opinion. In fact if it were more realistic more people would have watched and the movie would be much more interesting.

They could explore more the situations inside the penitentiaries, but instead the character Rafa leaves the jail and keeps doing stupid crimes, like burning a dressing store, which seems quite implausible.

I found that the lawyer Lúcia, main character, very unlikely would fall in love with one criminal inmate. And the scene where she tattoos a snake in her breast is really unlikely and is totally dull, unneeded, without any consequences. I thought her son would see this tattoo and ask about it, but NOTHING happens.

The acting of some actors, like the characters HD and public security secretary is very poor, irritating.

But as the plot is very very interesting, and the movie is well produced, I give 7 out of 10 to this nominee candidate to the Oscar of Foreign Language by Brazil.


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