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The Edge of Democracy (2019)

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Political documentary and personal memoir collide in this exploration into the complex truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies.

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Petra Costa

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Petra Costa (screenplay), Daniela Capelato (script collaboration) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Dilma Rousseff ... Herself - Ex-Presidente
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva ... Himself - Ex-Presidente (as Lula da Silva)
Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva Marisa Letícia Lula da Silva ... Herself - Primeira Dama (as Marisa Letícia)
Sergio Moro ... Himself - Juiz Federal (as Sérgio Moro)
Nestor Cerveró Nestor Cerveró ... Himself - Ex-Executivo da Petrobras (archive footage)
Paulo Roberto Costa Paulo Roberto Costa ... Himself - Ex-Diretor da Petrobras (archive footage)
Marcelo Odebrecht Marcelo Odebrecht ... Himself - Ex-Presidente do Grupo Odebrecht (archive footage)
Lindbergh Farias Lindbergh Farias ... Himself - Senador (PT) (archive footage)
Jovair Arantes Jovair Arantes ... Himself - Relator da Comissão do Impeachment (PTB)
José Eduardo Cardozo José Eduardo Cardozo ... Himself - Advogado de Dilma / Ex-Ministro da Justiça
Eduardo Cunha Eduardo Cunha ... Himself - Presidente da Câmara dos Deputados (PMDB)
Carlos Henrique Gaguim Carlos Henrique Gaguim ... Himself - Deputado (PTN)
Paulo Maluf Paulo Maluf ... Himself - Deputado (PP)
Roberto Requião Roberto Requião ... Himself - Senador (PMDB)
Jean Wyllys Jean Wyllys ... Himself - Deputado (PSOL)
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A cautionary tale for these times of democracy in crisis, the personal and political fuse in The Edge of Democracy to explore one of the most dramatic periods in Brazilian history. Combining unprecedented access to Presidents Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff with accounts of her own family's complex political and industrial past, filmmaker Petra Costa (Elena, 2012) witnesses their rise and fall and the tragically polarized nation that remains.

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

19 June 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Impeachment See more »

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Busca Vida Filmes See more »
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Shortly after the events of this film, questions emerged over the financial dealings of elected president Jair Bolsonaro's eldest son, Flávio Bolsonaro, also a recently elected senator, amid mounting allegations he had engaged in an illegal, tithe-like practice by which politicians siphon off part of their employees' wages. The plot thickened when Brazilian newspaper O Globo alleged that Flávio Bolsonaro had employed the mother and wife of an alleged death squad leader whose gang was suspected of involvement in the assassination of the Rio councilor Marielle Franco. Fabrício Queiroz, a longstanding friend and employee of Brazil's president, claims to be the one who have recommended the women for those jobs. Queiroz was also caught depositing large amounts of money to the president's wife and son. See more »

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A one-sided argument
27 June 2019 | by leofloripa21See all my reviews

If one doesn't know anything about the political situation in Brazil at the moment one might go away with a very biased opinion.

The director brushes off and raises no questions about PT's misdemeanours. It's not a documentary but propaganda.


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