DVD - 2015 | Portuguese
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When three trash-picking boys from Rio's slums find a wallet, they team up with two American missionaries (Martin Sheen and Rooney Mara), and begin an extraordinary adventure uncovering political corruption while evading the police.
Publisher: Universal City, CA :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, [2015]
Copyright Date: ©2015
Branch Call Number: DVD FIC TRA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (114 minutes) :,sound, colour ;,4 3/4 inches
digital, optical, surround, Dolby Digital 5.1, rda
video file, DVD video, region 1, rda


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Oct 17, 2017

For those who remember Babenco's Pixote, or the uber-political films of Costa Gavras, this is on the lite-side. Sheen & Mara star, BUT the real stars are the street, wi-fi smart, corruption busting kids. The burnished cinematography's a bit deluxe. Overall, still very enjoyable, esp. when the kids won at the end. IF you like Sheen's recent films, check out The Vessel and the Way.

Jan 19, 2017

This is a beautiful and extremely believable movie.
Think you have it bad in over-priced Vancouver?
See what people who live in the slums of Rio have to deal with.

Jan 12, 2017

One of the better Brazilian films. The young men were very believable in there roles. The plot was intriguing in spite of some gaps in continuity...i.e. when Olivia gets arrested and then suddenly reappears in the film. However, it definitely holds ones' interest. I would like to see more of Selton Mello's work.

Oct 19, 2016

An entertaining film, but the story line was just too unbelievable. The portrayal of endemic corruption in Brazil seemed accurate enough, but unfortunately, the good guys never win there.

Oct 15, 2016

A technically brilliant movie in terms of cinematography and editing plus great Brazilian movie. Interesting plot with mostly good Brazilian actors, but you will recognize Martin Sheen and Mara Rooney. Highly recommend.

May 09, 2016

Don't expect a comedy. The dark moments far outnumber the light ones, but this film features a great story and good performances. I recommend it. I have not read the teen fiction book of the same title on which it was based. Trash is rated R for violence and language.

May 03, 2016

Simply an amazing well made movie that is thrilling from beginning to end. Very original story with a very good small part for Martin Sheen. He makes the most of it and you won't want to miss this terrific film!

Mar 06, 2016

This is a very thrilling action movie, portraying these little urchin-type boys living next to a giant trash mountain.

Feb 24, 2016

Subtitles were difficult to see & after the nearly 2hours my eyes felt very strained. Otherwise I loved it, definately recommend.

Feb 09, 2016

This movie helps us to understand the dichotomy that is Brazil. On one side, it is a vibrant country full of economic potential. One the other, it a class society with a strict and wide divide between the rich and poor, the powerful and disenfranchised, the entitled and those used and forgotten. Brazil has to close this gap to grow to its true potential.

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Feb 02, 2016

Julliard: Where there is corruption, injustice... Police violence... have to keep eyes closed and mouth and pray. Voilà .

Julliard: Can be very dangerous.
Olivia: For whom?
Julliard: For boys, for you, for all of us. After all, why continue?
Olivia: They said it was right.

-Like I always say... Never trust a policeman. Police treat poor people like trash. Everyone knows that.

-Christ, there are police everywhere.
-Deal with it.
-So, you're the boss now?
-There's no boss here. We've got to work together.
-Fine. I'll handle it.
-Where's he going?
-God know. He's your friend.

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