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Plot: In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.
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Holy mother of corruption and truculence!!!
“City of God” was just a perfect movie. “Elite Squad” goes beyond that; it’s a WTF movie.
Brutal realism, terrific acting (Wagner Moura… wow), brilliant script and plot, precise edition, unforgettable quotes… This movie is just insanely good.
If you live in a developed country you’ll probably think this is just another thriller. For anyone living in a 3rd country it’s way more than that: it’s a brutal picture of our degradation and corruption, a revelation that runs over you like a truck.
The most striking aspect about the movie is how clearly it shows how everyone is at the same time guilty and victim in the whole war against drugs: the do-gooders NGOs, the politicians, the corrupt police and the not-corrupt but truculent “Elite Squad”. It shows it precisely but with sense of humor and very smartly. In this war, everyone that proclaim to have moral and values is actually hiding skeletons in the closet. It’s all a story of gangsters against gangsters in a degraded society.
Turned out really, really well
Having seen “Cidade de Deus” and thoroughly enjoyed it (though it is a grim tale), I was at first having high hopes for “Tropa de Elite”. Then I thought that it could never reach the same high standards, and my hopes were lowered a great deal.
About 3 months ago I happened to see about 15 minutes of the movie, and that lowered my hopes even more. How wrong I was to judge such a great movie on what must have been an unfortunate 15 minutes.
I won’t go into detail about the story, but it is both believable and compelling. Like “Cidade…” this is no fairy tale. It’s the world as it is. No more, no less. Of course, there might not be that many guns blazing in reality, but I’d reckon this isn’t very far off.
We feel the pain, the lack of morale and the despair and hopelessness. Photography is spot on, the acting is both fantastic and realistic. “Tropa de Elite” never went into the big theaters here in Denmark which is rather unfortunate, since it’s a true gem. Instead we get loads of mainstream crap. Not to sound arrogant, I watch loads of mainstream movies too (voluntarily, even), but it’s movies like this that made me love movies as fondly as I do.
Do yourself a favour. Get this on DVD. See it. Feel the pain. Immerge yourself in the desperate world. Then, after it’s all over, enjoy your life, a life that will seem much, much brighter after this.
Original Language pt
Runtime 1 hr 55 min (115 min)
Genre Action, Crime, Drama, Thriller
Director José Padilha
Writer André Batista (book), Bráulio Mantovani, José Padilha, Rodrigo Pimentel (book), Rodrigo Pimentel, Luiz Eduardo Soares (book)
Actors Wagner Moura, André Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz
Country Brazil, USA, Argentina
Awards 47 wins & 17 nominations.
Production Company Quanta Centro de Produções, Zazen Producoes, Estúdios Mega, Weinstein Company, Universal Pictures
Sound Mix Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Cinecolor, Brazil, Megacolor, Brazil, Technicolor
Film Length 3,167 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (master format), Spherical (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm