Bus 174

On June 12, 2000 a lone gunman, seemingly insane or drugged, hijacked a bus in Rio de Janeiro as authorities - and television cameras - surrounded them, capturing with shocking intimacy the four-hour standoff. This nail-biting documentary also gives voice to the hijacker, 21-year-old Sandro do Nascimento who at a very young age witnessed his mother's murder and later survived the brutal police slaughter of several of his homeless friends. Unflinching and bold this was Newsweek's Film of the Year.

Year: 2002
Genre: Documentaries, Foreign Language Films, Latin America Cinema, Best of Post 2000, General Docos, Political Docos, Movies (1001 You Must See Before You Die)
Country: Brazil
Director: Jose Padilha
Duration: 118 Minutes
Rating: R13
Subtitles: Yes
Location in store: Documentary (General)



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