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Sergio (2020)

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A sweeping drama set in the chaotic aftermath of the US invasion of Iraq, where the life of top UN diplomat Sergio Vieira de Mello hangs in the balance during the most treacherous mission of his career.

Director:

Greg Barker

Writers:

Craig Borten (screenplay by), Samantha Power (based on the book 'Chasing the Flame: One Man's Fight to Save the World')
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wagner Moura ... Sergio Vieira de Mello
Ana de Armas ... Carolina Larriera
Brían F. O'Byrne ... Gil Loescher
Bradley Whitford ... Paul Bremer
Garret Dillahunt ... Msg. Bill von Zehle
Clemens Schick ... Gaby Pichon
Will Dalton Will Dalton ... Sgt. Andre Valentine
Pedro Hossi ... General Xanana Gusmão
Sahajak Boonthanakit ... Ieng Sary
Clarisse Abujamra Clarisse Abujamra ... Gilda Vieira de Mello
Eduardo Melo Eduardo Melo ... Laurent, 16 Years Old
João Barreto João Barreto ... Adrien, 13 Years Old
Vanja Freitas Vanja Freitas ... Lourdes
Senhorinha Gama Da Costa Lobo Senhorinha Gama Da Costa Lobo ... Senhorinha
Vithaya Pansringarm ... Indonesian President (as Vithaya Pansringam)
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Storyline

Charismatic and complex, Sergio Vieira de Mello (Wagner Moura) has spent the majority of his storied career as a top UN diplomat working in the world's most unstable regions, deftly navigating deals with presidents, revolutionaries, and war criminals for the sake of protecting the lives of ordinary people. But just as he readies himself for a simpler life with the woman he loves (Ana de Armas), Sergio takes one last assignment - in Baghdad, newly plunged into chaos following the US invasion. The assignment is meant to be brief, until a bomb blast causes the walls of the UN headquarters to come literally crashing down upon him, setting into motion a gripping life-or-death struggle. Inspired by a true story, SERGIO is a sweeping drama focused on a man pushed to his physical and emotional limits as he's forced to confront his own divisive choices about ambition, family, and his capacity to love. Written by Netflix

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In a world of conflict, he risked everything for peace.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language, some bloody images and a scene of sexuality. | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The actors portraying Adrien and Laurent Vieira de Mello, Sergio's kids, at 5 and 8 years old, are actually Wagner Moura's own children, José Moura and Salvador Moura. See more »

Goofs

At about 1 hour into the film, when Sergio is visiting his mother's house, the blue edition of the book "Einstein" by Walter Isaacson can be seen on the bookcase. This scene takes place in the 1990s, Isaacson's book was published in 2007. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sergio Vieira de Mello: So, what do you wish me to say?
Interviewer: We're going to have new staff members watch this on their first day.
Sergio Vieira de Mello: I see, some uh, some spontaneous wisdom. Correct?
Interviewer: How you came to be high commissioner for human rights...
Sergio Vieira de Mello: My God, you realize I can't summarize 34 years in minutes.
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Connections

Features Sergio (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Oração Ao Tempo (A Prayer to Time)
Words and Music by Caetano Veloso
Performed by Caetano Veloso
(c) UNS Produções-Adm WC (BR) / Terra Enterprises (EX), Inc. (BMI)
Kindly provided by UNS Produções
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Not a detailed biography

Low on details of the man, and predominantly a romance story between two lovers. Beautifully photographed cinematography. I really do like these two actors, Wagner Moura and Ana de Armas. But the way they edited this film and put it together is extremely annoying. What I am talking about are the continuous switching between timelines. I would have preferred if they made the film in a linear timeline. I don't think this switching back and forth serves any purpose, artistic or story telling.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Portuguese | Spanish | French

Release Date:

17 April 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Thailand See more »

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Budget:

$16,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Atmos

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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