"A puckish encounter with the asymmetric resistance flourishing in Rio de Janeiro's underbelly".
Disparities & Separation: Social inequality is a significant issue in Brazil, often referred to as spatial apartheid and manifested by an implicit racial dimension where the great majority of the poor are black or pardo.
Taken aback by Brazil's theater of rough justice, director J. Michael Seyfert delivers a high-minded yet unsettling documedy starring an antagonistic worm, a deliciously visceral character: a quixotic drug dealer, who aside from some cliché-guevarian meandering, comes across as a surprisingly rational, passionate postmodern runaway slave introducing us to his life as a decomposer, the last link in the brazilian food chain, while dodging the bullets and righteous violence of Rio's militarized police force.
“ISTO MATARA AQUILO”
Como "Tropa de Elite" foi uma celebração da violência policial semelhante a um filme de recrutamento de criminosos fascistas, ""Isto Matará Aquilo" é sua antítese - um apelo de uma sociedade esmagada pedindo socorro!