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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Crime, Drama | 8 October 2010 (Brazil)
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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.

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José Padilha

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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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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

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Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Nascimento enters the restaurant to confront Guaracy, the man wearing the blue and white striped shirt who stands to congratulate him is Rodrigo Pimentel, the real-life former BOPE officer who co-wrote the screenplay of 'Tropa de Elite', and whom the character of Nascimento is based upon. See more »

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Rocha: Each dog licks his own dick.
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O Calibre
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The Masterminds of the Organized Crime in Rio
12 February 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

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 (Wagner Moura) and the second in command Captain André Matias (André Ramiro) are accused by the Human Right Aids member Diogo Fraga (Irandhir Santos) 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 (Sandro Rocha) and supported by the Governor, the Secretary of Security and politicians interested in votes. Nascimento is manipulated to help this group, vanquishing the criminals in the slums and poor communities; then the corrupt group of police officers is free to exploit the poor population.

"Tropa de Elite 2" is a fictional and hopeless story based on true events and characters of Rio de Janeiro and the greatest box office of Brazilian cinema ever. The director and writer José Padilha did not make a sequel of the successful "Tropa de Elite", but used important characters to make a different and very realistic approach, scarier than the first one, about the masterminds of the organized crime in Rio de Janeiro. Further, he proves that is a courageous man, nudging the Powers that Be with this great film. The performances are impressive and sometimes this film seems to be a documentary. "Tropa de Elite 2" is certainly the best Brazilian film of 2010 but the Brazilian Commission has not selected this movie to dispute a nomination to the Oscar in the Best Foreign Language category. My vote is ten.

Title (Brazil): "Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro" ("Elite Squad 2: Now it is Another Enemy")


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