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Alemão: Both Sides of the Operation (2014)

Alemão (original title)
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 ... 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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Action | Drama

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Corny Story about a Clumsy Fictional Operation
15 July 2014 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

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 (Izak Dahora) is bringing classified documents with the identity of the undercover agents that are working in Alemão to deliver to the Chief of Police Valadares (Antônio Fagundes), 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 (Cauã Reymond) jam the cellular and the internet to hunt down the undercover agents Samuel (Caio Blat), Danilo (Gabriel Braga Nunes), Carlinhos (Marcello Melo Jr.) and Branco (Milhem Cortaz) that hide in their base in the pizzeria of the also undercover agent Doca (Otávio Muller). 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 (Mariana Nunes) comes to the pizzeria to receive her payment. Will the police agents succeed to escape?

"Alemão" is a Brazilian docudrama about the true event, the invasion of the Complexo do Alemão on 28 November 2010 in one of the biggest operation ever carried out in Rio de Janeiro. Unfortunately the story is corny and the agents responsible for the fictional operation are clumsy. There is practically no action in "Alemão", which is actually a psychological drama, and the film is limited to two or three locations. Most of the time, the plot is in a claustrophobic environment inside a pizzeria, instead of showing how the operation was carried out and how the police officers and soldiers are heroes. The performances are top-notch, but the characters are too stupid, hitting each other and provoking a mess and exposing their hideout, aware that the invasion would happen in a short time. My vote is five.

Title (Brazil): "Alemão"


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Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

13 March 2014 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

BRL1,500,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,888,783
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2.35 : 1
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