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Elite squad

the enemy within
(DVD - 2011 - Portuguese)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
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"After a prison riot, Captain Nascimiento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups"--IMDb.
Title: Elite squad
the enemy within
[videorecording]
Publisher: [s. l.] : Flatiron Film Company : dist. by New Video, c2011
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (115 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in
Statement of Responsibility: Flatiron Film Company, Variance Films, Zazan Produções, Globo Filmes, Feijao Filmes in association with Riofilme ; screenplay by José Padilha, Bráulio Mantovani ; producers, Marcos Prado, José Padilha ; co-producers, Wagner Moura, Bráulio Mantovani ; directed by José Padilha
Notes: NTSC
Based on the book: Elite da tropa / by Luiz Eduardo Soares, Rodrigo Pimentel & André Batista
Originally produced in 2010
Special features: Behind the scenes
Number of discs, special features, and language options may vary by copy
Summary: "After a prison riot, Captain Nascimiento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups"--IMDb.
Branch Call Number: DVD Foreign ELITE
Credits: Cinematography, Lula Carvalho ; editing, Daniel Rezende ; music, Pedro Bromfman.
Performers: Wagner Moura, Irandhir Santos, André Ramiro, Milhem Cortaz, Maria Ribeiro, Seu Jorge, Sandro Rocha, Tania Muller, Andre Mattos, Pedro Van-Held.
System Details: DVD
Other Language: In Portuguese with English subtitles
Subject Headings: Foreign films Police Special weapons and tactics units Brazil Rio de Janeiro Drama Drug control Brazil Rio de Janeiro Drama Police chiefs Brazil Rio de Janeiro Drama Police corruption Brazil Rio de Janeiro Drama Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) Social conditions Drama Police films
Genre/Form: Thrillers (Motion pictures)
Feature films
Fiction films
Foreign films
Action and adventure films
Topical Term: Foreign films
Police
Drug control
Police chiefs
Police corruption
Police films
Portuguese language edition
Publisher No: NNVG257391 New Video
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Library Staff

Wagner Moura of Elysium fame plays a special ops squad commander in this movie full of prison and gang violence and sociopolitical rage. “There is a deep sense of indignation at the core of The Enemy Within, a righteous fury that pelts every cog of ‘the system’ like machine-gun fire.” - The Miami... Read More »


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Mar 18, 2014
  • sisabell rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Well made action thriller with a good leading man and a bleak view of the Brazilian justice system.

Jan 21, 2013
  • genghisdon rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

great movie, well worth checking out, despite subtitles

Sep 01, 2012
  • ComJake rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A must watch! Shows the delicate line the police are on. Shows the climate in Brazil. So close to reality that it's scary.

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