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Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite) (2007)

Elite Squad
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Wagner Moura Wagner Moura
Capitão Nascimento
André Ramiro André Ramiro
Aspirante Matias
Milhem Cortaz Milhem Cortaz
Capitão Fábio
Maria Ribeiro Maria Ribeiro
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André Batista André Batista
book Elite da Tropa


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5 years, 7 months ago at Nov 22 3:25
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Elite Squad is a mostly fine piece of action film making that manages to separate itself from its brethren through its frenetic, kinetic pacing. The story itself is serviceable - elite BOPE leader craves retirement, searches for a replacement in two seemingly different personalities. One is the live wire Neto, the other is idealistic lawyer in training Matias.

The action set piece... read more

A very good movie

5 years, 2 months ago at Apr 24 7:57
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Since this movie won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film festival, I was really eager to watch it. Honestly, I wasn't disappointed. Indeed, it reminded me of this other great Brazilian flick, 'Cidade de Deus'. The big difference is that they didn't only focus on the Favelas but, this time, you get a glimpse on all the layers involved in the drug industry (the violent drug dealers, the population o... read more
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Description: In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operation Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged. Captain Nascimento is trying to find a man to replace him because his wife is pregnant and he intends to quit the command and become a trainer of the new recruits. Meanwhile, the two idealistic friends Neto and Matias join the Military Police force expecting to become honest policemen and fight the criminals. However, they see only corruption, lack of competence and stupid bureaucracy in the ... (more)
Release date: 12 October 2007
Tags: Brazilian (16), Action (16), 2000s (13), Brazil (13), 2007 (12), Crime (11), Police (10), Drama (8), Favela (7), Drugs (6), (6), Torture (4), Slum (4), Gangs (4), Elite Team (4), Pope John Paul II (3), University (3), Violence (3), Argentina (3), Military Training (3)
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"I consider this and the sequel a one long movie. THe first one was despised by Brazilian critics and i can see why but the second one gets everything into a full circle. Trainee officer: Men in black what is it that you do? Student: I do things that scare even Satan himself! Trainee officer: Men in black what is your mission? Student: Get into the slam and leave corpses on the ground! "


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"Rio De Janeiro in the Tropa De Elite films sure looks like a total toilet, much like Rio is said to be in real life."


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