The best Brazilian movies
City of God (2002)
Based on real events, it describes the world of organized crime in Cidade de Deus, a suburb of Rio de Janeiro, from the late 1960s to the early 1980s, when drug trafficking and violence imposed its law on favelas In the late sixties, Buscapé, a shy and sensitive 11-year-old boy, observes the hard children in his neighborhood, their robberies, their fights, their daily confrontations with the police. But he knows very well what he wants to be if he manages to survive: photographer. Dadinho, a boy of his age who moves to the neighborhood, dreams of being the most dangerous criminal in Rio de Janeiro and begins his apprenticeship by running errands for local criminals. Admire Cabeleira and his gang, who dock gas trucks. One day Cabeleira gives Dadinho the opportunity to commit his first murder.
Elite Troop (2007)
Brazil, 1997. Captain Nascimento (Wagner Moura) is in charge of a squad of the Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE), an elite corps of the Rio de Janeiro police. Its mission is to act in the favelas, in which the police, for fear or corruption, do not intervene. Nascimento wants to leave his post, since he is about to be a father, but first he needs to find a suitable substitute. To that end he begins to instruct two honest policemen and friends since childhood: Neto, who is a man of action, and Matías, who studies law because he believes in the law. Together they will enter the BOPE and fulfill their missions until the last consequences.
Elite Troop 2 (2010)
Nascimento (Wagner Moura) faces the militias, a new problem that has plagued Rio de Janeiro. It soon takes on confrontations with the system that controls the state, the balance between the challenge of pacifying the city and taking over Rafael (Peter Van Held), his teenage son, and Rosane (Maria Ribeiro), his wife. At his side he has the support of Matías (André Ramiro), chosen to replace him in the BOPE.
Last Stop 174 (2008)
Fiction work that reads the documentary "Omnibus 174" by José Padilha. It is based on the story of the survivor of a massacre of eight beggar children, perpetrated by police in a church in Rio de Janeiro, in July 1993. A few years later, the boy hijacked the 174 bus and held eleven hostages for five hours.
The Way He Looks (2014)
Leonardo is a blind teenager in search of his independence. His daily life, the relationship with his best friend, Giovana, and the way he sees the world changes completely with the arrival of Gabriel.
Central Station of Brazil (1998)
In the suffocating corridors of the Central Station, in Rio de Janeiro, an old teacher makes a living writing the letters dictated by illiterates. Hardened by loneliness and adversity, Dora has been falling into a stoic indifference. However, when one of his clients dies hit at the exit of the station, he decides to take care of his son and take him to his father's house in a remote area of northeastern Brazil.
Story set in the sadly famous Carandiru prison in Sao Paulo, where, in 1992, the police violently reduced a revolt by massacring more than one hundred prisoners who were unarmed
Two sons of Francisco (2005)
He narrates the life of Francisco, a poor and simple man whose maximum dream is that his two children become great musicians, for which he makes great efforts.
The Promise Payer (1962)
Zé is a poor man who lives in a rural region of Brazil and has only his donkey. When he becomes ill, Zé prays for his recovery and promises God that he will go to the state capital if he recovers.
Three people are, without food, in a drifting boat; each one of those characters has a particular past ...
The man who copied (2002)
André (Lázaro Ramos) is a young man who works as a photocopier operator, draws in his spare time, lives with his mother and at night spying on his neighbor Silvia (Leandra Leal), of whom he is in love. With the help of some friends, he will try to get, in a somewhat rocambolesque way, the money he needs to conquer his love and get a better life ...
The Spider Woman's Kiss (1985)
In a South American prison, Molina (William Hurt) and Valentín (Raúl Julia), two cellmates, tell their respective stories. Molina is a homosexual jailed for seducing a minor. Valentín is a revolutionary who has not forgotten the torture he has been subjected to during interrogations.
Behind the sun (2001)
History of two rural landowner families in a region of Brazil who have been facing generations in a land dispute that has always ended in violence. The most recent manifestation of that fight is the death sentence that weighs on the firstborn of one of the families, accused of having killed precisely the firstborn of the rival family.
Pixote, the law of the weakest (1981)
The story of Pixote, a 10-year-old boy from Sao Paulo, is like that of any of the thousands of street children who roam the favelas in the cities of Brazil, surrounded by misery, violence, abuse and poverty.
An outstanding cook is seen as the King of the Kitchen in prison ... The world is made up of those who eat and those who are eaten. Raimundo Nonato, the protagonist, has found an alternative way: he is dedicated to cooking. First he cooks in the bar, then in an Italian restaurant and, annually, in jail. But how did he end up in jail? Rayford cooks while learning to defend himself and discovers a series of rules that he uses for his own benefit: sooner or later the cook also wants his ration and nobody better than him knows which portions are the richest. 'Estômago' is a story for adults that addresses the issues of power, sex and gastronomy.