José Padilha

You may call Brazilian director Jos Padilha many things, but single-minded is certainly not one of them. With conservative audiences condemning the filmmaker for allegedly sympathizing with degenerate criminals in his ... Read more »
Born: 07/31/1967

Filmography

Producer (9)

Paraísos Artificiais 2012 (Movie)

(Producer)

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within 2011 (Movie)

(Producer)

Garapa 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Nunca Antes na Historia deste Pais 2009 (Movie)

(Producer)

Elite Squad 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Bus 174 2003 (Movie)

(Producer)

The Charcoal People 2001 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Charcoal People 2001 (Movie)

(Producer)

Boca de Ouro 1990 (Movie)

(Associate Producer)
Director (8)

Rio, I Love You 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

RoboCop 2014 (Movie)

(Director)

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within 2011 (Movie)

(Director)

Garapa 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Nunca Antes na Historia deste Pais 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Secrets of the Tribe 2009 (Movie)

(Director)

Elite Squad 2008 (Movie)

(Director)

Bus 174 2003 (Movie)

(Director)
Writer (5)

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within 2011 (Movie)

(Story By)

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within 2011 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Garapa 2009 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Elite Squad 2008 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

The Charcoal People 2001 (Movie)

(Screenplay)

Biography

You may call Brazilian director José Padilha many things, but single-minded is certainly not one of them. With conservative audiences condemning the filmmaker for allegedly sympathizing with degenerate criminals in his 2002 documentary "Bus 174", and leftists calling him out for siding with the corrupt Brazilian police force in 2007's "Elite Squad", Padilha has proven that he is more interested in telling all possible sides to a story rather than pandering to any one audience. His worldly viewpoints behind the camera didn't come from film school; he studied international politics and English literature at Oxford before branching out as a director. Padilha teamed up with Bráulio Mantovani--a partnership that held strong throughout several more projects--for his debut feature, "Bus 174", showing the tragic events of a 2000 bus hijacking and the inadequate law enforcement's attempt to contain the gunman. He tried his hand at fictional filmmaking with "Elite Squad", a gritty action movie depicting the hardships facing members of a police battalion, which earned Padilha the coveted Golden Bear Award at the Berlin Film Festival, and stands as one of the most financially successful Brazilian films of all time. Eager to complete what he considered a trilogy with "Bus 174" and "Elite Squad" as the first two entries, he wrote and directed the smash hit "Elite Squad: The Enemy Within" in 2010.

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