Captain Nascimento and his squad of policemen have to battle paramilitary groups, known as “militias”, which are normally made up of off-duty or former police officers, while dealing with corruption inside the police system and security authorities. —channelstv.com
José Padilha is an award-winning Brazilian director of the Brazilian films Bus 174,Tropa de Elite – which earned him a Golden Bear award at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival – and Tropa de Elite 2.
The films form part of a trilogy, looking at the influence of media, police and, finally, polticians.
His film Secrets of the Tribe premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim. This documentary explores the allegations, first brought to light in the book Darkness in El Dorado, that anthropologists studying the Yanomami Indians in the 1960s and 70s engaged in bizarre and inappropriate interactions with the tribe, including sexual and medical violations. On March 02, 2011, it was announced that José Padilha will direct the new RoboCop film. —Wikipedia
Al igual que me pasó con la anterior Tropa de Elite, tengo ciertos problemas con el fascismo inherente al punto de vista de la película sobre la criminalidad; eso sí, me parece rescatable la fuerte denuncia que hace de la corrupción policial y política de ese país (tan lastimosamente similar a la de otras naciones latinoamericanas). La puesta en escena de Padilha sigue siendo vigorosa y muy directa.
Blistering - I admit I was one of those people who while enjoying the first film, struggled at points in the film with the protagonist's point of view being to the right of Dirty Harry. I shouldn't have worried--this film builds on the first one in (some shocking) effective ways and suggests that Padilha knew what he was doing all along.