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BUS 174 (2003)

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"Powerful... a worthy successor to films like Pixote and City of God."(The Movie Show) "Damn good... globally important and really special"(Urban Cinefile) "One of the year's most gripping films. Not to be missed." Time Out "Best documentary of the year!" Newsweek


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Catalogue No. ACC0018
SRP A$24.95
APN 9333723000189
DVD Release Date 9 Feb 2005
Director Jose Padilha
Producer Jose Padilha, Marcos Prado
Cast No cast - documentary
Genre DOCUMENTARY
Rating MA15+ (Actual Hostage Footage, Strong Violence)
Run Time 118 minutes
Visual Format 1:1.33 COLOUR
Audio Format Dolby 2.0
Language Portuguese (Optional English subtitles)
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Quotes "Powerful... a worthy successor to films like Pixote and City of God."(The Movie Show) "Damn good... globally important and really special"(Urban Cinefile) "One of the year's most gripping films. Not to be missed." Time Out "Best documentary of the year!" Newsweek
Awards 2004 Directors Guild Award nomination

Synopsis
An intense and gripping journey you will never forget, BUS 174 tells of an actual headline-grabbing event that occurred in Rio de Janeiro in 2000. The event in question is the hijacking of a commuter bus by a desperate young man raised in one of Rio's most oppressive slums. His spontaneous act triggered massive amounts of news coverage, captured the attention of a nation, and due to the absence of any police barricades, the resulting footage is alarmingly up-close and personal. Through extensive use of this startlingly intimate footage, along with probing interviews with hostages, law enforcement officers, journalists and friends and family of the hijacker, Padilha creates a thrilling, prismatic analysis of how one man's personal crisis became a national news phenomenon, as well as a commentary on how the media inflamed the very event it sought to document. BUS 174 is more than this year's best documentary. It is a heart-wrenching tale of the injustices of humanity, an edge of the seat thriller and an insight into what can seem real and what is the truth.
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