What a wasted chance! This unofficial Elite Squad 3 is, technically, very well directed, acted, edited and, as everybody acknowledges, filmed. In Padilha's Elite Squad 1, there was a chance of showing how unacceptable was the violation of human rights as means of investigating and fighting crime, but the suspects were actually criminals, and Captain Nascimento became the hero of fascists. Brazilian society went downhill and it is unavoidable seeing it as a turning point. Here, in this generic Elite Squad by Marcos Prado, there is the same issue, with the same first-person narration in the beginning, but with a difference: structural racism seems a core issue. As the movie advances, spectator feels confused if there will be plot twist that will reinforce anti-racist message, or if the scenes of a black man raping a white woman are not a misperception of racist victims in the story, but actually a reproduction of a racist narrative that reminds Griffith's The Birth of a Nation. Well, I hated the end...
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Based on the true story of the "Necrophil Brothers", two young brothers who were accused of brutal murders in the 90's, in Brazil.
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1 hr 45 min
P/S 7 / 54
Elite Squad 3 and the birth of a nation
nice narrative, bad acting
The dialog is not natural at all, the words are articulated like no native speaker ever does in a casual convo. Poor acting from the prostagonist's love interest. The motivation for the crimes are barely look into, only shallowly mentioned. Really nice photography though.
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Excellent film inspired by the real case of the necrophilic brothers of Nova Friburgo (a city in the interior of the state of Rio de Janeiro) A great adapted, agile and accurate script.