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News from a Personal War (1999)

Notícias de uma Guerra Particular (original title)
Documentary about urban violence in Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro. Policemen, drug dealers, and shantytown dwellers get trapped into a daily war that knows no winners.

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Kátia Lund, João Moreira Salles (as J. Moreira Salles)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Nilton Cerqueira Nilton Cerqueira ... Himself
Carlos Luis Gregório Carlos Luis Gregório ... Himself
Paulo Lins Paulo Lins ... Himself
Hélio Luz Hélio Luz ... Himself
Rodrigo Pimentel Rodrigo Pimentel ... Himself
Itamar Silva Itamar Silva ... Himself
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Documentary about urban violence in Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro. Policemen, drug dealers, and shantytown dwellers get trapped into a daily war that knows no winners.

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Country:

Brazil | Spain

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

14 April 1999 (Brazil) See more »

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1.66 : 1
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This documentary is featured on the DVD for City of God (2002). See more »

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Hélio Luz: Let's say we operate both in the favela and in the rich neighborhoods. People would have to stop sniffing coke at their chic parties. There would be search warrants and doors getting kicked down at beachfront condos; isn't that right? This is an honest police force.
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Two sides, one war
29 October 2002 | by schulz-3See all my reviews

One of the greatest documentaries ever made!! If you want to know what exactly happens in Rio, how is the real relationship of the police and the drug dealers, this is the masterpiece to watch. Nothing will be the same again. You will face life in a completely different way.


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