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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro (original title)
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After a prison riot, former-Captain Nascimento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups.

Director:

José Padilha

Writers:

Bráulio Mantovani (screenplay), Bráulio Mantovani (story) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Wagner Moura ... Lt. Colonel Nascimento
Irandhir Santos ... Diogo Fraga
André Ramiro ... Captain André Matias
Milhem Cortaz ... Lieutenant-Colonel Fábio
Maria Ribeiro Maria Ribeiro ... Rosane
Seu Jorge ... Beirada
Sandro Rocha Sandro Rocha ... Major Rocha aka Russo
Tainá Müller ... Clara
André Mattos ... Fortunato
Pedro Van-Held Pedro Van-Held ... Rafael
Adriano Garib Adriano Garib ... Guaracy
Julio Adrião Julio Adrião ... Governador Gelino
Rodrigo Candelot Rodrigo Candelot ... Formoso
Emílio Orciollo Netto Emílio Orciollo Netto ... Valmir
Charles Fricks Charles Fricks ... Vermont
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Storyline

After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human Right Aids member Diogo Fraga of execution of prisoners. Matias is transferred to the corrupted Military Police and Nascimento is exonerated from the BOPE by the Governor. However, due to the increasing popularity of Nascimento, the Governor invites him to team-up with the intelligence area of the Secretary of Security. Along the years, Fraga, who is married with Nascimento's former wife, is elected State Representative and Nascimento's son Rafael has issues with his biological father. Meanwhile Nascimento and the BOPE expel the drug dealers from several slums but another enemy arises: the militia led by Major Rocha and supported by the Governor, the Secretary of Security and politicians interested in votes. Nascimento is manipulated to help ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

8 October 2010 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

BRL 13,900,000 (Brazil), 11 October 2010, Wide Release

Opening Weekend USA:

$8,648, 13 November 2011, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$100,119

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$63,027,681
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Brazil's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

Quotes

Fortunato: I hate those human rights mantras! "You can't touch the scumbag..." "You can't touch the scumbag..." "Here, have some candy, scumbag..." "Take those flowers, dealer!" What a joke!
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The beginning credits feature scenes from the first film. See more »

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Performed by Leci Brandão
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Amazing
31 October 2010 | by im-624-363302See all my reviews

I saw the film in its world premiere in Paulinia, São Paulo. !.500 people in the audience. Perhaps, 1/3 industry members and 2/3 non-industry members. It was a collective catharsis, I only remember a group experience of the same intensity watching Crouching Tiger in its Cannes premiere.

The audience applauded the film five times, the last a standing ovation. Capitão Nascimento has become the alter ego of every Brazilian, seeking a secure place to live. I think the film will find an echo in neighboring Latin American countries.

Compared to Tropa de Elite 1, the second delivery is a much more mature picture, a deeper look into the issues that plague every Latin American major city- citizen's security, human rights, and political responsibility.

Since City of God, I have not seen such a round and impactful film about the social reality in Brazil. Remarkable work of José Padilha, Braulio Mantovani with a seamless screenplay. Lula Carvalho's precise work as a DOP, Daniel Rezende's brilliant editing, not to mention Wagner Moura's surprising delivery as a mature Nascimento.

A total must see, and absolute award season favorite


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