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'Elite Squad' Examines Brazil's Special Police

After the humane tenor of writer/director Jose Padilha's insightful documentary Bus 174 (2002), it's surprising that the filmmaker's follow-up in an all-out, right-wing exploitation movie about Rio de Janeiro's brutal BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) squad of assassins that view all social strata of Brazilians as human detritus.
Maui Time  |  Cole Smithey  |  09-11-2008  |  Reviews

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