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In 2007, the Rio de Janeiro government is preparing an operation with the police and army to invade the Complexo do Alemão, one of the largest and more dangerous slums of the South America,... See full summary »

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Leonardo Levis (collaborating writer), Gabriel Martins (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Antônio Fagundes ... Delegado Valadares
Cauã Reymond ... Playboy
Caio Blat ... Samuel
Gabriel Braga Nunes Gabriel Braga Nunes ... Danilo
Marcello Melo Jr. Marcello Melo Jr. ... Carlinhos
Milhem Cortaz ... Branco
Otávio Müller Otávio Müller ... Doca (as Otávio Muller)
Mariana Nunes ... Mariana
Jefferson Brasil Jefferson Brasil ... Senegal
Marco Sorriso Marco Sorriso ... Caveirinha
Aisha Jambo Aisha Jambo ... Leticia
Micael Micael ... Negociador ONG (as Micael Borges)
MC Smith MC Smith ... Mata Rindo
Izak Dahora Izak Dahora ... Pixixo
Alcemar Vieira Alcemar Vieira ... Policial Sérgio
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In 2007, the Rio de Janeiro government is preparing an operation with the police and army to invade the Complexo do Alemão, one of the largest and more dangerous slums of the South America, as part of the UPP Program of the State to retrieve slums controlled by drug dealers. The delivery boy Pixixo is bringing classified documents with the identity of the undercover agents that are working in Alemão to deliver to the Chief of Police Valadares, but he is stopped in a checkpoint of the drug dealers. Pixixo flees, but the criminals that take his mail. Soon the criminals under the command of the drug lord Playboy jam the cellular and the Internet to hunt down the undercover agents Samuel, Danilo, Carlinhos and Branco that hide in their base in the pizzeria of the also undercover agent Doca. Without means of communication, there is tension and suspicion among the five men that are trapped inside the pizzeria. The situation gets more complicated when the cleaning woman Mariana comes to the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Portuguese

Release Date:

13 March 2014 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

Alemão: Both Sides of the Operation See more »

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BRL 1,500,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Disappointing Film That Due to a Lame Script Does Not Exploit The Potential of Its Premise.
4 June 2015 | by vav-61764See all my reviews

Alemão is another Brazilian movie about the war between the police and drug dealers, who control some of the slums of Rio de Janeiro. This movie happens during a joint operation of the police and army to take control and pacify the Complexo do Alemão, which is big area with a lot of slums. The film focus in five cops who are hiding in the Alemão and they have information to help the operation which is about happen.

During the movie, there's a lot scenes which aren't very well explained, there are a lot of holes in the story and coincidences that just in movies would happen. Due to it, the characters are not well constructed and making the audience care less about them.

It's much more a psychological film than an action movie, surely there are shootout scenes but it's a lot more focused in showing the fear and hopelessness of the cops who are being wanted by the drug dealers. An interesting aspect is showing the fear of the drug dealers due to the coming operation which the purpose is to remove the control of the slums from them. The attempt of showing the cruelty and terror inflicted in the residents of the slums by the bandits who rule there and by the police, showing that no matter which side is ruling the area, the people always suffer, is another positive quality of the film.


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