Movie: Tropa de Elite (Elite Squad)

If you believe GREENZONE is a good movie and you had fun watching PREDATOR II, go somewhere else! This movie is more a social drama and a no geardo piece of gold than you`ll ever imagine while looking at the artwork above. If you have seen Ross Kemp`s documentary about gangs and especially the brasilian episode, you`ll get an idea what to expect. If you are into movies like GOMORRAH, CITY OF GOD and/or SIN NOMBRE, i recommend this one to you…

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On 16 February 2008 the movie was awarded with the best movie award of the Berlin Int. Film Festival, the Golden Bear.

Tropa de Elite became one of the most popular Brazilian movies in history. According to Datafolha, 77% of SAO PAULO residents knew about the movie. The word of mouth was also important for the disclosure of the film, with 80% of the people rating the movie as “excellent” or “good”. Up to now 2.5 million people have seen it at the theaters even though most people had already seen it via pirated DVDs. In Rio and São Paulo, with no promotion other than billboards, 180,000 people saw the movie during its opening weekend.

For further info: IMDB

Cheap as hell on: AMAZON

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~ by geardoshit on July 6, 2010.

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