After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.
Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all ... See full summary »
Sandro do Nascimento,
Luiz Eduardo Soares
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After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human Right Aids member Diogo Fraga of execution of prisoners. Matias is transferred to the corrupted Military Police and Nascimento is exonerated from the BOPE by the Governor. However, due to the increasing popularity of Nascimento, the Governor invites him to team-up with the intelligence area of the Secretary of Security. Along the years, Fraga, who is married with Nascimento's former wife, is elected State Representative and Nascimento's son Rafael has issues with his biological father. Meanwhile Nascimento and the BOPE expel the drug dealers from several slums but another enemy arises: the militia led by Major Rocha and supported by the Governor, the Secretary of Security and politicians interested in votes. Nascimento is manipulated to help ... Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Director José Padilha claimed that this movie ends his trilogy about urban violence in major Brazilian cities. The first one, Bus 174 (2002), was a documentary meant to explain how the state's indifference towards poor people can lead to the formation of violent criminals. The second, Elite Squad (2007), meant to explain how the state's indifference towards law enforcement agencies will often result in police brutality and corrupt officers. And finally, the last movie deals with the reasons behind the state's choice to ignore the poor and the police. See more »
Lt. Colonel Nascimento:
You son of a bitch, look at me! If something happens to my son, or anyone else in my family, I will kill every single one of you, are you understanding me?
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The beginning credits feature scenes from the first film. See more »
The best Brazilian film of the year! The best movie of the year!
A Brazilian film like never before. This is just a definition of Elite Squad 2, which could also be synonymous with: shocking, visceral, truculent, spectacular, amazing and realistic.
To make a film with such honesty and courage, as a member of B.O.P.E. say, must be "Skull"! And this is thanks to director Jose Padilha, who had the guts (and a lot of talent) to throw open the problem of violence in Rio de Janeiro, and the system created by subversive criminal organizations of low and high rank. Thus building a film extremely realistic and relevant, neither the American cinema got to do, because when it comes to "put the dust under the carpet, Hollywood and Brazil are very similar.
With a top cast in superb performances and a plot full of twists and clever, the viewer will not soon forget the great action, violence, misery and personal drama played by the great Brazilian anti-hero of the decade: Colonel/Captain Nascimento.
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