Bus 174

Movies, Documentary

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A young Brazilian hijacks a bus in Rio de Janeiro to rob its passengers. When he holds the entire bus hostage, the press broadcasts it live. This documentary chronicles the incompetent response by police officers to the public event inspired nationwide protest. Included are details about the captor's harsh childhood after witnessing his mother's murder. His homelessness provides but one example of the tragic social and political indifference for urban poverty in modern Brazil.

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Cast and crew

José Padilha
Captain Batista
Antonio Werneck
Yvonne Bezerra
Claudia Macumbinha
Captain Pimentel
José Henrique
Janaina Neves
Luana Belmonte
Luciana Carvalho
Fabio Seixo