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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.

Directors:

Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort (co-director)

Writers:

Andy Mulligan (based on the novel by), Felipe Braga (additional material) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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
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Storyline

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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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

9 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desechos y esperanza See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,230, 11 October 2015

Gross USA:

$17,484

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,809,022
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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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Features Selton Mello's first antagonistic role. See more »

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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 »

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Father Juilliard: Don't waste your life fighting battles that make you better or make you die.
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Uplifting Brazilian Film of slums, corruption and friendship
25 July 2015 | by t-dooley-69-386916See all my reviews

Set in the rubbish tips of Rio, two friends – Raphael and Gardo- discover a wallet that has ended up in the trash. They know it is a windfall but then the cops turn up offering a large reward and Raphael thinks there is more to this than meets the eye. So they enlist the help of a diseased sewer kid called Rato and go off to discover its secrets.

There is a lot packed into this extremely well made film. Martin Sheen appears as a Priest who is helping the poor and Rooney Mara brings some glamour amidst the rubbish of the slum. There is violence here too and some scenes that should not be in a film that describes itself as a comedy. But that said this has a bit of everything. The young boys carry the story and are all excellent – the cinematography is rather special too especially making the flotsam and detritus floating on a polluted river seem almost beautiful. It is a bit overly sentimental but no where near as much as say 'Slumdog Millionaire', and it is totally forgivable once taken in context.

I did though really enjoy this film, it is in Portuguese with a fair amount of English and it runs to 114 minutes – all of which is put to great use. I also saw someone in the credits called 'Wellington Pingo' which is the best name ever - probably. This is for those who like a bit of grit, dirt, strong storyline and a rollicking ride – completely recommended.


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