Sunday, May 8, 2011

Film Recommendation of the Week...

Tropa de Elite 2
Release Date October 8, 2010.
Running Time 1 hour 55 minutes.
Portuguese w/English subtitles. 

This brilliant Brazilian film takes us forward thirteen years after the first film, and we find that not only have things not changed in Rio de Janeiro, but they've gotten worse. Now we get a look into the type of institutionalized corruption that makes the crime and drug-dealing in the "favelas" (slums) possible, and how efforts to clean things up are thwarted at every turn by a society that is more concerned with presenting a false image to the world than actual police work.

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