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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.


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Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »





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

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


You never know what you might find

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 October 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Desechos y esperanza  »


Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,230, 11 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,230, 11 October 2015
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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Andy Mulligan's novel 'Trash' is based on the work of the Philippine Community Fund. 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 »


Features Donkey Kong Country (1994) See more »


O Berço
(Bruno Borges Chelles, Luan Gohn Moraes)
Performed by 3030
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Not the most entertaining, but a solid flick
23 February 2015 | by See all my reviews

Greetings from Lithuania.

"Trash" (2014) is definitely not an Oscar material, contrary to previous movies directed by a great director Stephen Daldry. This is adventure, thriller (with a bit comedy) set in Rio about a group of slum dog kids who one day searching a trash stumbles upon something that can change the path of a whole country. Soon they are on a run from those who want to get thing back while trying to solve a puzzle of what did they found.

"Trash" is a solid fun, not particularly great, but it will definitely do justice for one evening. The settings are fresh and kinda exciting, three young leads are good here, with some minor support from two Hollywood heavyweights.

Overall, this picture isn't anything really special, but it's a fine film. Music, settings, directing and acting are good, while at the running time almost 2 hours this movie drags a bit here and there, but overall experience is positive.

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