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Pra Frente, Brasil (1982)
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Pra Frente, Brasil (1982)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 105 min.
Story: The film is set on mid-1970, when the military regime's "economic miracle" and the victory of the Brazilian national football team on the FIFA World Cup serves as a distraction for the persecution of opposition leaders by the political police of the dictatorship. Under this context, Jofre Godoi da Fonseca, an alienated middle class man, is mistaken for Sarmento, a political activist he met at an airport prior to his assassination. He is then arrested and brutally tortured by a paramilitary group of vigilantes sponsored by influential businessmen to hunt down people deemed "subversive" by the regime.
Plot: soccer, torture, cruelty, military dictatorship, boxer shorts, hung upside down, operation condor
Place: latin america, brazil

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Assault on the Pay Train (1962)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 102 min.
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Style: serious, realistic, tense, rough, suspenseful
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Place: brazil, rio de janeiro, latin america
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Lucio Flavio (1977)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 118 min.
Story: History of a famous Brazilian bandit of the early seventies and his fight against a death squad.
Style: suspenseful, rough, serious, realistic, tense
Plot: nudity (full frontal - brief), graphic violence, police corruption, dishonesty, crimes, crime, criminal heroes, runaway, dirty cop, bank robbery, waterboarding, male nudity ...
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Germany, UK
Duration: 107 min.
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Place: england, europe, london
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Carandiru (2003)
Genre: Drama, Crime
Country: Brazil, Argentina, Italy
Duration: 145 min.
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Genre: Drama
Country: Brazil, Chile
Duration: 106 min.
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Country: Brazil
Duration: 106 min.
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Style: bleak, tense, disturbing, captivating, serious ...
Plot: gang, street gang, friendship, slum, robbery, crimes, best friends, betrayal, gang war, social problems, society, dishonesty ...
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Up Against Them All (2004)
Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 95 min.
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Plot: extramarital affair, male nudity, coitus, older man younger woman, sex, infidelity, female nudity, older man younger woman relationship, nudity (full frontal - brief), family relations
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: Brazil
Duration: 100 min.
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Duration: 130 min.
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Genre: Crime, Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 72 min.
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