Elite squad

Elite squad

the enemy within

DVD - 2011 | Portuguese
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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.


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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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Aug 16, 2016

Another excellent foreign film that explores the corruption of the authorities and violence in the slums. Watched it during the Olympics that were also taking place in Rio De Janeiro.

kevfarley Feb 11, 2015

I dislike sub-titles,.. but this (almost documentary) action film is a dramatic trip into another culture, and is well worth the reading.

cbarry10 Nov 30, 2014

The Brazilian culture is quite amazing to me for its many contributions to humanity in the arts. I was simply curious on why this film in particular is an all time record breaker for the people of Brazil. Well my curiosity was satisfied by a gem of a film that had an amazing story line that kept me emotionally invested . The development of the characters was done quite seamlessly. I would recommend that you view the prequel before viewing Elite Squad so that you can experience a more visceral feeling as the various actors and all others that are credited with bringing this film to fruition demonstrate how art becomes a masterpiece. Their growth as film-makers is apparent in the stark differences of the films texture and feel. I look forward to seeing more films from this Director and his Team.

Oct 14, 2014

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within is a follow-up to the 2008 movie simply titled Elite Squad (also available through EPL). This movie stands by itself though, and I actually watched it first not realizing there was a prequal. All-around stunning movie. Yes, it is action and yes, it is violent... very violent in places. It's also well acted, and the story grabs you from the start. Expect something different here, but prepare for a harsh look inside Rio's crime culture. Portuguese with English subtitles.

Mar 18, 2014

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

Jan 21, 2013

great movie, well worth checking out, despite subtitles

Sep 01, 2012

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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