80 minutes

A documentary on the inhabitants of Complexo do Alemão, one of Rio de Janeiro's biggest problem shantytowns. And one that basically restates all that has been said before about the favelas without bringing anything much new to the table, despite the flashy, stylized visuals and sound mix.

Directed by Mário Patrocínio; produced by Mário Patrocínio, Pedro Patrocínio, Henrique Salgado, Tiago Duque; music by Chico Neves, Pedro Carneiro; director of photography (Light Film), Pedro Patrocínio; film editors, Cláudia Silvestre, João Monge, Sérgio Pedro.
A Valentim de Carvalho Multimedia presentation, with the support of SIC, of a Complex Films production; associate producers,, Abaetê Filmes. (Portuguese distributor and world sales, Valentim de Carvalho Multimedia.)
Screened: distributor advance press screening, UCI El Corte Inglés 12 (Lisbon), January 4th 2011.


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