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Ônibus 174 (2002)

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 »

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Credited cast:
Anonymous ...
Himself - Rio SWAT Team Officer
Maria Aparecida ...
Herself - Damiana's Daughter
Captain Batista ...
Himself - Rio SWAT Team Negotiator
Luanna Belmon ...
Herself - Undergraduate Student
Claudete Beltrana ...
Herself - Former Street Kid
Luciana Carvalho ...
Herself - Secretary
Coelho ...
Himself - Former Street Kid
Damiana ...
Herself
Yvonne Bezerra de Mello ...
Herself - Social Worker
Julieta do Nacimento ...
Herself - Sandro's Maternal Aunt
Sandro do Nascimento ...
Himself (archive footage)
Dona Elza ...
Herself
Geísa Firmo Gonçalves ...
Herself (archive footage)
José Henrique ...
Himself - TV Cameraman
Cláudia Macumbinha ...
Herself - Former Street Kid
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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 Brazilian TV networks, this shocking and tragic-ending event became one of violence's most shocking portraits, and one of the scariest examples of police incompetence and abuse in recent years. Written by fabreu@rio.com.br

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Rated R for language, violent images and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

30 August 2003 (Netherlands)  »

Also Known As:

Bus 174  »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,625, 12 October 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$216,158, 25 April 2004
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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Referenced in Grbavica (2006) See more »

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This ain't no action movie!
23 December 2006 | by See all my reviews

....shouts Sandro, the central character, to the voyeuristic TV cameras, as his real-life predicament spirals towards its tragic and brutal denouement.

And he's right - this film is far more compelling and dramatic than any Hollywood product - also far more poignant and touching.

Director Padhila shows extraordinary skill in building the story to an unforgettable climax. When I watched this movie at a Manchester cinema, there were only 30 or so people in the theatre - but the silence at the close of the film was astonishing. The entire audience walked out in stunned speechlessness.

If you were impressed by "City of God", check out this slice of real life from Rio de Janiero - a world-class piece of documentary-making, and a stinging indictment of the divisions that scar Brazilian society.


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