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Bus 174 (2003)

Director: José Padilha     Starring: Bezerra De Mello,Yv
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40242888
UPC: 829567011126
UPC 14: 00829567011126
Category Keywords: Crime  Documentary  Theatrical Release
Rating: Game Rating Code
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Sandro Had Been Invisible To Society...Then He Boarded Bus 174.
June 2000 - a bus filled with passengers is hijacked in rio de janeiro. The kidnapper terrorizes his victims for 4.5 hours as all of brazil watched live on TV. Bus 174 is the careful investigation of that hijacking focusing on the hijacker, his childhood and the life he may have unavoidably been doomed to live
Editor's Note
June 12, 2000, is a day that will forever be remembered by the people of Brazil. Early that morning, as the citizens of Rio de Janeiro woke up and made their way to work and school, several people fell victim to a dangerous hijacking on a bus near the city's historic botanical gardens. A lone gunman, seemingly insane or under the influence of narcotics, held his victims captive as authorities--and television cameras--surrounded the parked bus. Unable to determine his motives or purpose, the authorities stood their ground for four hours and tried to talk the hijacker into giving himself up. Meanwhile, the television cameras recorded every second with shocking intimacy, capturing the attention of the entire nation for the duration of the standoff.

Jose Padilha's nail-biting documentary thrillingly recounts the events of that fateful day, and also gives voice to the hijacker, 21-year-old Sandro do Nascimento. At a very young age, Sandro watched his mother be murdered. Later, as an orphaned teenager living on the streets of Rio, he survived the brutal police slaughter of several of his homeless friends. Poor, hopeless, and hooked on cocaine, Sandro finally reached his breaking point. Padilha's unflinching thriller boldly gives voice to Nascimento, proving that he also was a victim in this unfortunate situation.


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Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Hart Sharp Video
Video Release Date Release Date: 3/15/2005
Video Play Time Running Time: 122 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 2003
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 01112
Video UPC UPC: 00829567011126
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: Portuguese
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: Portuguese
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Widescreen  1.85:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Cezar Amback - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Jose Padilha - Director
Video Cast Info Jose Padilha - Producer
Video Cast Info Marcelo Guru - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Marcus Prado - Producer
Video Cast Info Sacha Padilha - Original Music By

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"...Taut, suspenseful..." 10/17/2003 p.61

New York Times
"...Wrenching and absorbing....A deceptively straightforward film that has the force of tragedy and the depth of first-rate investigative journalism..." 10/08/2003 p.E12

Los Angeles Times
"...A thoughtful, analytical yet still emotional film, meticulously investigated and absolutely compelling..." 10/24/2003 p.C6

Chicago Sun-Times
"The conclusion of BUS 174 is both surprising and inevitable." 10/26/2003 p.37

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Bezerra De Mello,Yv
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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