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Trash (2014)

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Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.


Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort (co-director)


Andy Mulligan (based on the novel by), Felipe Braga (additional material) | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Rickson Tevez Rickson Tevez ... Raphael (as Rickson Tévis)
Wagner Moura ... José Angelo
José Dumont José Dumont ... Carlos, Policeman
Daniel Zettel Daniel Zettel ... Carlos' Partner
Eduardo Luis Eduardo Luis ... Gardo (as Eduardo Luís)
Luis Felipe da Silva Costa Luis Felipe da Silva Costa ... Trash Kid No. 1
Gabriel Dias da Costa Silva Gabriel Dias da Costa Silva ... Trash Kid No. 2
Selton Mello ... Frederico
Stepan Nercessian ... Antonio Santos
Teca Pereira Teca Pereira ... Graça
Rooney Mara ... Olivia
Letícia Cunha Camara Pereira de Carvalho Letícia Cunha Camara Pereira de Carvalho ... Trash Kid No. 3
Rafael de Biase Rafael de Biase ... Trash Kid No. 4
Martin Sheen ... Father Juilliard
Israel Gomes Israel Gomes ... Raphael's Cousin No. 1


When two trash-picking boys from Rio's slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet's return, the boys, Rafael and Gardo, realize that what they've found must be important. Written by Universal Pictures

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wallet | slum | brazil | bible | key | See All (95) »


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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


The first feature film directed by Stephen Daldry not to be nominated for Best Director and/or Best Picture. See more »


Despite being typical in northern rain forest areas of Brazil, the stilt houses shown as the boys' homes are not common in Rio de Janeiro slums. See more »


[fear no more it is accomplished]
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Crazy Credits

During the opening Universal logo animation, the lights of some Brasilian cities are visible longer than the rest of the cities of the world. See more »


Featured in Projector: Shaun the Sheep Movie/Trash (2015) See more »


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Performed by Barbatuques
Courtesy of MCD by arrangement with RipTide Music Group
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Trash has it all!
4 December 2014 | by HoekkieSee all my reviews

When I saw the trailer of this movie it did not appeal to me. The movie seemed like a common Hollywood action movie, but after seeing it I know that this movie has a lot to offer. The story begins when Raphael (at the age of 14) finds a wallet in the garbage and shows it to his two friends. Once the boys find out how much the wallet is wanted by the police they decide to unravel the mystery behind it, using clues from the wallet. What follows is a fascinating journey full of action, humor and drama through the slums of Rio de Janeiro. You see the raw side of the city, it feels like you are there. Also the music puts you in the right vibe. The solidarity, perseverance and the struggle to achieve justice, gives you a real connection with the three boys. Slowly all the pieces fit together while it builds up to a thrilling end. This movie seems to have a clear message to give. It makes you think about justice and well-being, but at the same time it is an easy watching feel good movie. This movie has it all!

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Release Date:

9 October 2015 (USA) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$10,230, 11 October 2015

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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