Bus 174

Bus 174

DVD - 2004 | Portuguese
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An examination of the tragic series of events that followed a bus hijacking in Rio de Janeiro in 2000 that turned deadly when a SWAT team took action against the drug-addled hijacker.
Alternative Title: Ônibus 174 [videorecording]
Publisher: New York : Hart Sharp, [2004]
Branch Call Number: 364.1540981
HV6604.B7 B87 2004
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (120 min.) : sd., b&w, col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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akirakato
Apr 13, 2017

This is a 118-minute Brazilian documentary released on October 22, 2002.
Sandro do Nascimento, a young man from a poor background, held passengers on a bus hostage for four hours.
The event was caught live on television.
The film examines the incident and what life is like in the slums and favelas of Rio de Janeiro and how the criminal justice system in Brazil treats the lower classes.
Director José Padilha interviews former and current street children, members of the Rio police force, the Rio BOPE police team, family members, and sociologists in order to gain insight into what led Nascimento to carry out the hijacking.
It is an amazing, shocking, unbelievable and extremely chaotic documentary.

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lukasevansherman
Aug 15, 2014

Although Brazil took pains to show off its glamorous, prosperous side during the World Cup, it's still a country plagued by poverty and crime (not that we have any reason to feel superior) and this documentary sheds some light on the underclass of Rio. A man named Sandro, who has lived on the streets and saw his mother killed when he was young, boards the title bus with a gun and takes the riders hostage. A stand off with the police and SWAT team ensues. It was all caught on TV cameras and director Jose Padilha mixes this footage with interviews with some of the hijacked, cops, journalists, Sandro's friends and family, and social workers to create a fascinating tapestry of crime, suffering, and the context for both. Tough on crime viewers may find this too sympathetic to Sandro and too hard on the police, who were widely viewed as mishandling the situation, but I think Padilha is showing that violence does not emerge in a vacuum. Padhilha went on to direct the "Elite Squad" movies and the disappointing remake of "Robocop." Also check out "City of God" and "Central Station."

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Ron@Ottawa
Dec 20, 2013

This is one of the better documentaries on the screen these days. However, my copy of the disc was defective so I had to skip certain sections. Still, this presents an eye-opener on the street kid problem of Rio and the plight on one particular person. Subtitles.

TheCleverSophisticate Feb 06, 2013

I saw this film several years ago. Despite seeing many more documentaries since then, I still consider it to be one of the Top 5 best documentaries ever! I've been a documentary film lover since childhood (I remember being fascinated by the docu "Seven Up!") and very few documentaries leave a lifelong impression. Bus 174 is such a film. It should be required viewing for film students. AND required viewing for S.W.A.T. teams and public enforcement officials so they can learn how NOT to handle a hostile situation. You must add this film to your "Must See" list.

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rawcello93
Mar 05, 2011

Shocking, sad, and depressing but powerful film about a street kid in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. It's definitely an eye-opener to what really goes on in a city like Rio. The interviews with the kids friends, family, social workers, police, etc. really help you understand him....

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bemficaa
Aug 10, 2010

This is one of the most powerful documentaries I have ever seen. Not an easy film to watch (quite upsetting), but certainly worth it.

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rawcello93
Mar 05, 2011

rawcello93 thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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