Complexo - Universo Paralelo
Complexo - Parallel Universe

Mário Patrocínio

Portugal/Brazil, Documentary, 2010
80 min, HD, Color
Portuguese with English subtitles


The most feared favela of Brazil, Complexo do Alemão in Rio de Janeiro, has a population of 300,000, and is the largest gun and drug depot of the city. In 2007, during a period of heightened tension and violence in Rio, the largest police operation ever was launched, and residents awoke and fell asleep to the sound of gunshots. Complexo shows the unique kind of order that resulted from apparent anarchy in this dangerous and complex system.


Regional Premiere


Mario_Patrocinio_webA native of Lisbon, and having lived and worked throughout the world, Mário Patrocínio moved into the Complexo do Alemão favela in 2005 to investigate and document residents' daily lives.









Producer: Henrique Salgado, Mário Patrocínio, Pedro Patrocínio, Tiago Duque
Production Companies: Complex Films
Screenwriter: Mário Patrocínio
Cinematographer: Pedro Patrocínio
Editor: Cláudia Silvestre, João Monge, Sérgio Pedro
Sound Design: Sérgio Duarte
Music: Chico Neves
Print Source: Henrique Salgado, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Complexo - Universo Paralelo


Alamo South Lamar - Fri. April 22 4:30 PM
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