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Up Against Them All (Contra Todos) Brazil

a barren district on the outskirts of São Paulo, hired killer Teodoro lives with his second wife, Claudia, and teenage daughter, Soninha. Hiding behind a mask of religious integrity, this dysfunctional family is built upon lies and violence. Teodoro not only beats his rebellious daughter, but he cheats on his wife with his church-going companion, Terezinha. Claudia, vain and unsatisfied with her marriage, is having an affair with Julio, the neighbourhood butcher's son. Orbiting about them is Waldomiro, a family friend and the object of Soninha's desire. When one member of this enclave is killed, a chain reaction of destructive events is set in unstoppable motion, where no-one is innocent and where truly bad behaviour begins.

Produced by Fernando Meirelles, the explosive talent behind City of God, Up Against Them All is a captivating and often shocking look at one family's desperate attempt to escape a life scarred by lies, treachery and vengeance.

Winner of the Silver Firebird award at this year's Hong Kong Film Festival.

Please note: contains scenes that may offend some viewers

D/S Roberto Moreira P Fernando Meirelles, Roberto Moreira, Geórgia Costa Araúgo, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Bel Berlinck WS Claudia Büshel/Hank Levine L Portuguese w/English subtitles TD 35mm/Col/2004/95mm

Roberto Moreira's films include: A Princesa Radar (1992, short), O Cão Louco Mario Pedrosa (2003, short).