Posts Tagged 'Jose Padilha'

Interview with José Padilha

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within elevated José Padilha to a major player in Latin American cinema, and became the biggest-selling Brazilian film of all time. Now, it’s being released in the UK on DVD and we decided the time was right to talk to Padilha about the controversy of the first Elite Squad and the success of it’s sequel.

JungleGuide: Elite Squad 2

Elite Squad 2 – known as Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora é Outro in Brazil and titled Elite Squad: The Enemy Within for the UK is the all-time largest box office ticket seller and highest-grossing film in Brazil,

Interview with Wagner Moura

“The police do not exist to protect people in Brazil, they exist to protect the state.” Wagner Moura on his role in Elite Squad: The Enemy Within.

Elite Squad : The Enemy Within

“The Brazilian Godfather” is coming to town. Elite Squad 2 (Tropa de Elite 2), the most successful film in Brazilian cinema history, has been retitled Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and will hit UK cinemas on August 12th.

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within Released in UK Cinemas on August 12th

We’ve been getting a little bit crazy about the upcoming release of Elite Squad: The Enemy Within. So much so that we’ve reviewed the film, interviewed the director José Padilha, previewed the film here and spoken of the film’s social

Interview with José Padilha

He gets angry when the chat turns to “fascism.” But he knows a lot about the roots of violence in Rio. Why did his film cause such furore. JungleDrums talks to José Padilha, director of Elite Squad.

Elite Squad – A Slap in the Face for Society

With Elite Squad 2 being released in the UK on August 12th we take a look at the controversy that the first film caused upon it’s release in 2007.

Elite Squad 2 Reveals Harsh Realities

Elite Squad 2 is more than just a sequel to Elite Squad – it is also an important and courageous film that finally exposes in a very crude and realistic manner Rio’s, and probably Brazil’s, biggest problem: the corrupt system that controls it.