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ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN

Brazil, 2010 (MIFF 2011, Crime Scene)

Director: José Padilha

ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN

Explosive, political and unforgiving, The Enemy Within breaks new ground and box office records in Brazilian cinema.

On the heels of his award-winning Elite Squad, filmmaker José Padilha (Bus 174, Garapa) follows up with what proved to be the most successful film in Brazilian history - Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (co-written with City of God's Braulio Mantovani), an incendiary thriller that packs a punch even for audiences new to the franchise.

After a crack squad of officers from the shoot-first-ask-questions-later school of policing cause a stand-off with prisoner rioters to go horribly wrong, Captain Nascimento (Wagner Moura) finds himself put in charge of a wiretapping operation that is on the verge of exposing a criminal outfit operating within the force itself.

D José Padilha P José Padilha, Marcos Prado S José Padilha, Bráulio Mantovani Dist Madman Entertainment L Portuguese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010

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