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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 »


Box Office


$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Color (NTSC Color)
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A Sci-Fi story, not a Sci-Fi epic.
7 September 2012 | by individual-297-994063See all my reviews

I really enjoyed this film. OK the production was a little low budget and the supporting cast could have been a little more polished, however the main stars more than made up for this with solid performances. When I say this is "A Sci-Fi story, not a Sci-Fi epic", I mean that this movie doesn't have or need a million dollar effects budget as this is a simple story about our planet, hope and better tomorrows. The effects were well done, and did not distract me from the main narrative as badly done effects can do. The movie is for those whom don't mind their Sci-Fi with a little subtle "X-Files" orientation for sure. In the beginning our hero is the non believer digging around in search of his missing child. Then as strange things ensue as he reaches what he sees as the unbelievable, undeniable truth (the truth is out there). The mystery unfolds and this happy tale develops into the ending you hoped for.

This is a Saturday afternoon TV Sci-Fi movie for everyone, whether you be hardened, old skool, Sci-Fi lover or you're just the girlfriend/boyfriend, watching along for the ride as there is nothing else on. I enjoyed the 90 mins and so did my girlfriend.

5.6/10 from me

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