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1.

1 Contra Todos: A Primeira Temporada Completa

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"A public defender gets mistakenly arrested when police confuses him with the most dangerous and well known drug dealer in the area - the Doctor of Traffic. To survive in prison, Cadu must pretend do be the real Doctor, and act as if he belongs among the criminals, while at the same time having to prove his innocence in court." -- IMDb website.
DVD
2016
2.

O Lobo Atrás DA Porta

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When Sylvia discovers her six-year-old daughter has been picked up at school by an unknown woman, police summon her husband Bernardo to the station for questioning. There Bernardo confesses his extra-marital affair with the beautiful young Rosa, whom detectives believe to be involved in the kidnapping.
DVD
2015
Clemons (Stacks)
3.

Memórias Do Cárcere de Graciliano Ramos

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Graciliano Ramos, under suspicion of extreme left-wing views, was imprisoned on a penal isle near Rio de Janeiro from 1936-1937 during a period of political repression. Story is adapted from his vivid recollections of prison life.
DVD
2013; 1984
Clemons (Stacks)
4.

O Som Ao Redor: Neighboring Sounds

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On a quiet city block in the Brazilian coastal city of Recife, ruled by an aging patriarch and his sons, a recent spate of petty crime has rattled the nerves of the well-to-do residents. When a mysterious security firm is brought in to watch over the neighborhood, it sparks the fears and anxieties of a divided society still haunted by its past.
DVD
2013; 2012
Clemons (Stacks)
5.

Mandrake: Temporadas 1 & 2

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Paulo Mandrake is a lawyer who skirts the cracks of Brazilian society, serving the interests of his high-class, powerful clients by slumming with the drug dealers, pimps, prostitutes and criminals. His law partner does not always approve of his methods, but no one can question the results -- Mandrake is a man who gets things done.
DVD
2011; 2005
Clemons (Stacks)
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Elite Squad: The Enemy Within

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Captain Nascimento has risen in his career to become the commander-in-chief of Rio de Janeiro's BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) and later, a populist choice as the Sub-Secretary of Intelligence. In his new post, Nascimento strengthens BOPE and cripples the drug trade even further, bringing it to its knees. But soon he comes to a sobering realization that upon doing so, he ends up aiding his true enemies: Corrupt cops and dirty politicians with major electoral interests.
DVD
2012; 2010; 2011
Clemons (Stacks)
7.

Salve Geral

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The widowed mother of an incarcerated teen begins working for a criminal organization that operates from within the São Paulo state penitentiary system.
DVD
2010; 2009
Clemons (Stacks)
8.

Tropa de Elite 2: O Inimigo Agora e Outro

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"After a prison riot, Captain Nascimiento, now a high ranking security officer in Rio de Janeiro, is swept into a bloody political dispute that involves government officials and paramilitary groups" -- IMDb.
DVD
2011
Clemons (Stacks)
9.

Árido Movie

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Weatherman from a TV channel in Sa̋o Paulo goes back to his arid hometown in Rocha in northeastern Brazil to attend his father's funeral. He is forced to face his fate and destiny.
DVD
2008; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
10.

O Invasor

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Two businessmen hire a hit man to kill their partner and then are blackmailed by the hit man, who takes over their company.
DVD
2002
Clemons (Stacks)
11.

Crime Delicado

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"Antonio Martins (Marco Ricca) is a theater critic who has gained a reputation for his incisive analytical style and his keen logical sense. Antonio is the sort of man who feels the need to work out his perceptions and opinions about everything around him, but he's thrown for a loop when he meets Inês (Lilian Taublib), an earthy but attractive artist's model who has only one leg. Inês also has a relationship with artist Jose (Felipe Ehrenberg) that encompasses both the professional and the physical, though she's willing to spend time with Antonio as well. It takes a while for Antonio to come to terms with his feelings for Inês, and when he does, he responds with an aggressive erotic act that he interprets as a passionate expression of love, but she regards as sexual assault. Inês goe [...]
DVD
2006
Clemons (Stacks)
12.

Esse Homem Vai Morrer: Um Faroeste Caboclo

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"The story of people "marked for death" in the city of Rio Maria, due to complaints of irregularities and corruption made in southern Pará. Eleven people have been executed, including Sister Dorothy Stang. Father Ricardo Rezende, tired of praying masses of the seventh day and support widows and orphans, decided to draw up a strategy to end this situation." -- Adorocinema.
DVD
2011; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
13.

Adrift

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While spending summer vacation with her family on the idyllic southeast coast of Brazil, fourteen-year-old Filipa discovers that her father, a famous author, is betraying her mother by dallying with a beautiful young American woman. Wrestling with the truth, Filipa will soon discover that her father's infidelity is only the first of many dark secrets that lurk beneath the surface of her seemingly perfect family.
DVD
2011; 2008
Clemons (Stacks)
14.

Hijos del Carnaval Temporadas 1 y 2: Filhos Do Carnaval

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The story of a family that owns an illegal gambing facility with ties to the Rio de Janeiro carnival underworld. The head of the family, Anesi Gebara, is turning 75 and has a rocky relationship with his four sons.
DVD
2010; 2006
Clemons (Stacks)
15.

Notícias de Uma Guerra Particular [Videorecording]

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Filmed during 1997 and 1998 in the "favelas" or slums of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. This program documents the constant violence that exists between the police and drug dealers in Rio's slums, the social aspects of drug trafficking and how it plays a crucial part of the local economy.
DVD
1999; 1998
Clemons (Stacks)
16.

Tropa de Elite

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Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operation Battalion) wants to find his replacement. Two childhood friends, cadets Matias and Neto, become dismayed at the corruption in the military police. They decide to join the BOPE and Nascimento hopes one of them would become his replacement.; "During a brutal campaign to secure the Pope's 1997 visit to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento struggles to find a suitable replacement who will continue the BOPE's merciless efforts to infiltrate the favelas and wage war against their dominant drug underworld."
DVD
2008; 2007
Clemons (Stacks)
17.

Bus 174

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A powerful, award-winning examination of the tragic series of events that followed a desperate bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro in 2000 that turned deadly when a SWAT team took evasive action against the drug-addled hijacker.
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
18.

Favela Rising

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Documents how former drug-trafficker, Anderson Sá and the Grupo Cultural AfroReggae are working to unite a Rio slum, or favela, against a violent drug industry and police oppression.
DVD
2006; 2005
19.

Madame Satã

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Born to slaves in Northern Brazil and sold at the age of 7 by his mother for the price of a mule, João Francisco dos Santos battled all stereotypes on the mean streets of Lapa, Rio de Janeíro. Jailed for 27 of his 76 years, dos Santos was an explosive figure prone to excessive bouts of violence and moments of extreme tenderness the next. His world was filled with violence and raw desire, while desperate dreams spring from poverty and squalor. João Francisco dos Santos, also known as Madame Satã, is one of the most famous drag queen of 1930s.
DVD
2004; 2002
Clemons (Stacks)
20.

Carandiru

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Set in São Paulo's House of Detention, locally known as Carandiru. An oncologist arrives at the jail to test patients for HIV infection. Seeing the disease, overcrowding, and rampant circulation of drugs, the doctor comes to realize the internal power structure among the prisoners. Narratives develop, including the attempted murder of Dagger, the solitary confinement of Chico, and the romance between Lady Di and Too Bad. The doctor eventually begins to see the prisoners as survivors. Culminates with a violent conclusion: a dramatization of the October 2, 1992 prison riot known as the Carandiru Massacre, in which 111 prisoners are killed.
DVD
2003; 2004
Clemons (Stacks)