Elite Squad (2008)
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Elite Squad (2008)

Genre
Action, Drama
Release Date
September 19, 2008
Studio
IFC Films
Official Site
http://www.ifcfilms.com/viewFilm.htm?filmId=976
Genre
Action, Drama
Release Date
September 19, 2008
MPAA Rating
R
Duration
115 minute(s)
Production Budget
4
Studio
IFC Films
Official Site
http://www.ifcfilms.com/viewFilm.htm?filmId=976
Director
Jose Padilha
Producer
Jose Padilha, Marcos Prado
Screenwriter
Braulio Mantovani, Jose Padilha, Rodrigo Pimentel
Starring
  • Wagner Moura as Rafi
  • Caio Junqueira
  • Andre Ramiro
  • Milhem Cortaz
  • Luiz Gonzaga de Almeida
  • Fernanda de Freitas
  • Bruno Delia
  • Thelmo Fernandes
  • Emerson Gomes

"Elite Squad" is an intense and astonishing look at Rio de Janeiro's notorious favelas, the volatile slums on the edge of the city, presenting an intimate look at the city's vast and intricate web of corruption. The elite BOPE force (State Police Special Operations Battalion) combats drug trafficking, keeping order has its price though and their actions make it difficult to distinguish right from wrong and justice from revenge. BOPE Captain Nascimento (Wagner Moura) is facing a crisis: in addition to the pressures of fighting within war zones, the Captain must find and train his own replacement so he can escape the day to day violence and be close to his wife who is about to give birth to their first child. Two of the force's newest recruits, are childhood friends: one is quick on the trigger to maintain order and the other refuses to compromise his ideals. Together they are the perfect replacement. Alone they may not have what it takes to survive.