2008. Brazil. Directed by Bruno Barreto. Screenplay by Braúlio Mantovani. With Michel Gomes, Cris Vianna, Marcello Melo Jr. In 1983 a baby boy is brutally taken from his mother, Marisa, by the local drug lord. Ten years later, a boy witnesses his mother’s savage murder and is forced to live on the streets. When Marisa mistakes the boy for her own lost son, the two damaged souls develop a touching relationship—until a fateful decision leads to tragedy. Barreto’s gift for visually compelling storytelling generates great psychological suspense and emotional impact in this fictionalized story based on an actual 2001 bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro. U.S. premiere. 110 min.
Premiere Brazil 2009
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