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.
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
When Nascimento enters the restaurant to confront Guaracy, the man wearing the blue and white striped shirt who stands to congratulate him is Rodrigo Pimentel, the real-life former BOPE officer who co-wrote the screenplay of 'Tropa de Elite', and whom the character of Nascimento is based upon. See more »
[Beirada before setting up fire on the rival drug dealer]
They fatten up the pig, now we gonna roast it.
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The beginning credits feature scenes from the first film. See more »
This movie has a message every Brazilian should think about. The problem in Brazil is not the criminals, not the police, not the politics, it's THE PEOPLE.
"Tropa de Elite 2" is different from the first one, so I won't say if it's better or worse. The story is very well thought and produced, shows the true Brazil, you will laugh about it because will sound familiar.
The movie is very tense, Captain Nascimento is under constant mental pressure or out in the streets in very well produced action scenes. His narration tells again the whole story and branches through the characters showing "the system" has it's own life and it's ready to take you.
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