This altogether gripping thriller, based on actual events and realized by Brazilian director Bruno Barreto, explores the thin line between political activism and terrorism while never losing sight of the human dimension. Rio de Janeiro, 1969: As the
U.S. celebrates Neil Armstrong's giant step for mankind, Brazil teeters on the brink of chaos. Five years into an oppressive military dictatorship, civil rights have been suspended, the press is heavily censored and Brazil's jails are filled with political prisoners who are routinely tortured.
Young journalist Fernando Gabeira (Pedro Cardoso) falls in with the "October 8th Revolutionary Movement," or "MR-8," a group of ...