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Area Q. (2011)

Thomas Mathews, an investigative journalist whose world is turned upside-down when his son disappears, is sent to Brazil to investigate close encounter sightings.


Gerson Sanginitto


Julia Camara (screenplay), Halder Gomes (story) | 3 more credits »

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Credited cast:
Isaiah Washington ... Thomas Mathews
Ronnie Gene Blevins ... Husband with a video camera
Tania Khalill ... Valquiria (as Tânia Khalil)
Leslie Lewis ... Carol Matthews (as Leslie Lewis Sword)
Murilo Rosa Murilo Rosa ... Joao Batista
Daniel Zykov Daniel Zykov ... Couple's Son
John Deignan ... Srgt. Williams
Steve Filice ... Dylan
Ricardo Conti Ricardo Conti ... Eliosvaldo
Lisa Crilley Lisa Crilley ... Young Mother
Ana Kelly Ana Kelly ... Luz
Jordan Jones Jordan Jones ... Peter Mathews
Apollo Powers Apollo Powers ... Baby Peter Mathews
Jenny Vilim Jenny Vilim ... Cynthia


A year after the disappearance of his son, Thomas Mathews, an investigative journalist, still has no information and begins his own obsessive search. However, the obsession has him losing his house and job so his boss sends him on special assignment in Brazil. In Brazil, Mathews investigates close encounter sightings that have taken place in the small cities of Quixada and Quixeramobim-also known as Area Q. While there, he realizes he will face the biggest discovery of his life. Written by Anonymous

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A Father relentless search for his son


Sci-Fi | Thriller




USA | Brazil


English | Portuguese

Release Date:

13 April 2012 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

A körzet See more »

Filming Locations:

Quixeramobim, Ceará, Brazil See more »


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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Color (NTSC Color)
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Superb Non-Hollywood Filmmaking
25 December 2012 | by Enrique-Sanchez-56See all my reviews

It's hard to say why I liked this story so much. The Isaiah Washington's understated but natural performance really stood out for me. Perhaps some elements in editing this story fall short of the Hollywood quick-fix treatment, but they made this the kind of movie that draws you in without throwing everything at you point-blank so you won't miss it.

I am very gratified that the ending was not slick, however, the music cues, I think, were a little cheesy and rather made this too sensational for such a poignant ending. I know the music tried to make the point of that being a climactic ending, somehow, it is probably the only thing that missed the mark for me in this beautiful effort.

I congratulate everyone involved in putting this story out, especially with so much crap being spewed out by filmmakers these days.

I recommend this to any fan of science fiction who appreciates the out of the ordinary development of a story, and an abduction story that might have been produced by Hollywood types that like to give us slick and vapid movies in the guise of entertainment-in-a-bottle.

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