Bus 174 (2003)

Bus 174
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 2hr 2mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
João Nabuco Music n/a 120781 8000001
Felipe Lacerda Editor n/a 172 7000001
Marcelo Guru Cinematographer n/a 402 6000002
Cezar Moraes Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Sacha Ambak Music n/a 120781 8000002
Fernanda Cardoso Research n/a 458 12000001
Yan Saldanha Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Aloisio Compasso Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Jorge Alves Research n/a 458 12000002
Sara Bernstein Associate Producer (Cinemax Reel Life) 171 3000005
Rodrigo Pimentel Co-Producer n/a 170 3000004
Luiz Eduardo Soares Actor Himself 1 1000004
Rodrigo Pimentel Actor Himself 1 1000003
Sandro do Nascimento Actor Himself (archive footage) 1 1000002
José Padilha Director n/a 2 2000001
Felipe Lacerda Director Co-Director 2 2000002
Sheila Nevins Executive Producer (Cinemax Reel Life) 174 3000003
José Padilha Producer n/a 3 3000002
Marcos Prado Producer n/a 3 3000001
Yvonne Bezerra de Mello Actor Herself 1 1000001
Synopsis
A chronicle exploring what happened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on June 12th, 2000--Valentine's Day in Brazil--when Bus 174 was highjacked by an armed young man, Sandro do Nascimento, with a dozen passengers. Nascimento, a disillusioned slum-dweller, threatened to kill all of the passengers, but eventually agreed to surrender, as TV cameras were rolling and an entire nation was glued to their screens, watching the event take place. Regardless, a police officer then decided to fire at Nascimento anyway, accidentally killing one of the female passengers instead. What followed was a revolt among the city's population, enraged both at the police brutality and their incompetence. The crowd's reactions were comparable with the Rodney King riots. The documentary captures the media and society's responses to the event. As the chronicle intertwines the story of the standoff, it also presents biographical information about Sandro do Nascimento, which includes: his childhood as a survivor of the "Candelaria" child mass murders in the early 1990s; his subsequent adolescence in which he was sent to horrific juvenile delinquency facilities; as well, his trauma sustained from seeing his mother stabbed to death in front of him.