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Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rickson Tevez ...
Raphael (as Rickson Tévis)
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José Dumont ...
Carlos, Policeman
Daniel Zettel ...
Carlos' partner
Eduardo Luis ...
Gardo (as Eduardo Luís)
Luis Felipe da Silva Costa ...
Trash Kid No. 1
Gabriel Dias da Costa Silva ...
Trash Kid No. 2
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Stepan Nercessian ...
Antonio Santos
Teca Pereira ...
Graça
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Letícia Cunha Camara Pereira de Carvalho ...
Trash Kid No. 3
Rafael de Biase ...
Trash Kid No. 4
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Father Juilliard
Israel Gomes ...
Raphael's cousin No. 1
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When two trash-picking boys from Rio's slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet's return, the boys, Rafael and Gardo, realize that what they've found must be important. Written by Universal Pictures

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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$10,230 (USA) (9 October 2015)

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$10,230 (USA) (9 October 2015)
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The first feature film directed by Stephen Daldry not to be nominated for Best Director and/or Best Picture. See more »

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During the opening Universal logo animation, the lights of some Brasilian cities are visible longer than the rest of the cities of the world. See more »

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Featured in Film 2016: Episode #44.3 (2015) See more »

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Lado B Lado A
(Marcelo De Campos Lobato, Lauro Jose De Farias, Alexandre Monte De Menezes, Marcelo Falcao Custodio, Marcelo Fontes Do Nascimento Santana)
Performed by Rappa (as O Rappa)
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd
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You'll find yourself talking out loud in the cinema
2 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

A brilliantly exciting film from start to finish. The three boys are a triumph, and the way the film handles them, and uses their emotional closeness, their friendship, is a credit to Director Stephen Daldry and his crew, as well as to the three boys themselves, recruited from the streets of Brazil. The story jumps from one level of excitement to the next in a series of clever set pieces that, at the same time as they increase the tension to almost unbearable levels, answer the questions raised by the mystery; what exactly is the significance of what the boys find, as they comb through the giant mountains of trash, trying to earn enough to eat from recycling plastic and tin? The chase scenes through the favelas are exhilarating. Literally, you find yourself talking out loud. The film is a celebration of Andy Mulligan's stunning novel of the same name.


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