Drama • R • 2007 • 1 hr 55 min
A gritty and realistic portayal of the war on drugs in Rio de Janeiro. It shows the corruption, violence, and moral dilemnas.
Unrelenting action paired with a really simple, tense story. Top notch across the board, super fun movie
Tropical action. Realistic touch, characters you can feel about
Brutal, raw and violent! And very close to the favelas reality
One of my favorite Brazilian flicks. Very intense, contrasts beautifully with City of God. A must if you want a game changing experience.
Incredible Brazilian movie that shows the reality behind Brazil’s violence
Really good. Very unique way of filming. Middle part of movie missing more action for my taste. One scene repeating over and over again.
Walks a fine line between glorifying the BOPE and exposing their widespread violence. Enjoyable, but isn't ground-breaking.
Intense and engaging. Wasn't hooked 100% of the time.
Shocking and disturbing imagery, but necessary for the message it's conveying. Brazilian film is slowly becoming a favorite
In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human Right Aids member Diogo Fraga of execution of prisoners. Matias is transferred to the corrupted Military Police and Nascimento is exonerated from the BOPE by the Governor.