Elite Squad (Tropa d'Elite)
- 114 min
- Directed by: José Padilha
- Cast: Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira
- Website: www.tropadeeliteofilme.com.br
This compelling thriller is set in 1997 Rio de Janeiro, months before a visit from Pope John Paul II. The rundown housing schemes are mired in drugs, violence and police corruption. It is time for the city's ultra-violent BOPE, the city's militarily trained elite police squad to step up their game. Powerful, mature filmmaking styled with a brutal clarity.
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Reviews & features
Elite Squad7 Aug 2008
THRILLER (18) 114min Between the wars the French anti-democrat, arch monarchist and writer Georges Bernanos wrote that: ‘The first sign of corruption in a society that is still alive is that the end justifies the means.’ Foreseeing France’s defeat…
Wagner Moura - Elite Squad7 Aug 2008
Girls swoon when Wagner Moura wanders through his old haunts in Sao Paulo. The 32-year-old graduate in journalism with boyish good looks is in the process of going global thanks to his role as the captain of the shoot-first-ask-questions-later elite…
Elite Squad (Tropa D'Elite)19 Jun 2008
Edinburgh International Film Festival
(José Padilha, Brazil) 118min Based on Luiz Eduardo Soares’ bestseller, Elite Squad is a favela thriller from the director of 2002 documentary Bus 174. It’s 1997 in Rio de Janeiro, months before a visit from Pope John Paul II. The rundown housing…
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