Bus 174

Directed By: José Padilha

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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


Studio Hart Sharp Video
SKU 40242888
UPC 829567011126
UPC 14 00829567011126
Format DVD
Release Date 3/15/2005
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
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
José Padilha
Name Bezerra De Mello,Yv
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Cast & Crew
Cezar Amback - Cinematographer
Jose Padilha - Director
Jose Padilha - Producer
Marcelo Guru - Cinematographer
Marcus Prado - Producer
Sacha Padilha - Original Music By
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2003
Catalog ID 01112
UPC 00829567011126
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 122 minutes
Color Color
Original Language Portuguese
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks Portuguese
Aspect Ratio
Widescreen  1.85:1
Product Attributes
Actor Bezerra De Mello,Yv
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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