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Elite Squad - sounds like a B movie but its Brazilian and a translation from the original title Tropa De Elite. Which still sounds like a B movie. One of the best movies I have seen in a while. It is about the Brazilian BOPE and their war on drugs in the Favelas. The subject matter is police corruption and law enforcement versus drug dealers. Nothing too original but watching the BOPE shoot drug dealers in the back, hold bags over peoples faces during interrogation was practically mesmerizing. Maybe it is the lack of Hollywood sheen or the less ham fisted approach to storytelling but it felt realistic to me. Watching the BOPE commander reason and conclude that he let an interrogated drug lackey go free so he would be murdered after speaking to the victim’s mother was.... well different. Interesting movie, I believe based on a true story.
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