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Top 5 best Brazilian movies
The Brazilian cinema is making films of high quality, which are competing with hollywood and bollywood films. In my opinion the best 5 brazilian movies i've seen are:
1) Elite Squad
This film is inspired by true events. Two friends decide to enlist in Rio
de Janeiro's Military Police Department. After juggling their police
jobs and college, both make up their minds to try out for a Special
Operations Squad whose mission is to arrest the drug dealers that
plague the poorest areas of the city. Both struggle to survive, facing the daily
challenges of dealing with pressure at home and fighting against the crime.
Elite quad trailler
2) City of God
This film is based on a true story. Two boys growing up in a violent neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, know as City of God slum, take differents paths: one becomes a freelancer photographer, the other a drug dealer. This film shows how difficult is living in brazilian slums and the criminality that really exists.
City of God Trailler
A doctor arrives at the well known prison, Carandiru, to prevent HIV virus. He realizes the problems at the prison: overcrowding, poor facilities, tuberculosis and HIV, and that the prisoners are not demons.
4) Last Stop 174
Marisa is a drug addicted and when she is unable to pay a debt, her baby, Alessandro, is taken away
from her by a drug dealer. After cleaning up her act, and recover from addction, she becomes
determined to find her child. On the outskirts of Rio, another boy,
Sandro, finds his mother dead in her shop. He runs away,
intent on reaching Copacabana, where his mother promised to take
him one day. Once there, Sandro befriends some street kids who sweep him up
into a world of drug use and dealing. After becoming a hardened
survivor of the Candelaria massacre (an attempt to clean
up the city by murdering street kids as they slept), he
finds himself in a juvenile detention home. It is there that he meets
Marisa's long-lost boy, Alessandro. They became friends. Marisa meanwhile finds her way to
the center, and mistakes Sandro for her own son. Despite her efforts to
help him, Sandro cannot escape his hard reality, and ultimately becomes
the hostage-taker on Bus 174. In Sandro's funeral Marisa meet Alessandro, her lost son.
Last Stop 174 Trailer
5) City of Men
Laranjinha e Acerola grew up together in Morro da Sinuca slum, they face now the problems of the adult life. Acerola has a two years old son, an early marige and a security job. Laranjinha drives a motorcycle taxi and has a lot of girlfriends. A war begin in the slum and their lifes change.