Gala / UK premiere

Elite Squad

  • José Padilha /
  • Brazil /
  • 2007 /
  • 118 mins

Wagner Moura, Andre Ramiro, Caio Junqueira, Milhem Cortaz, Fernanda Machado / Fiction / Portuguese

This year’s City of God.

1997, and the crime and violence of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas promise to blight the visit of Pope John Paul II. The chief of the city’s Elite Police Squad knows that his team can restore order – but more immediately pressing is his search for a successor. How should he choose between the two talented young rookies who want his job? From the director of the award-winning documentary Bus 174, this punchy, high-octane hit took the Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale.

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