Bus 174 (2003)
Director: José Padilha
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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 NoteJune 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.
Cast & Crew
|Cezar Amback - Cinematographer|
|Jose Padilha - Director|
|Jose Padilha - Producer|
|Marcelo Guru - Cinematographer|
|Marcus Prado - Producer|
|Sacha Padilha - Original Music By|