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Trash (2014)

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Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

Directors:

Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort (co-director)

Writers:

Andy Mulligan (based on the novel by), Felipe Braga (additional material) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rickson Tevez Rickson Tevez ... Raphael (as Rickson Tévis)
Wagner Moura ... José Angelo
José Dumont José Dumont ... Carlos, Policeman
Daniel Zettel Daniel Zettel ... Carlos' Partner
Eduardo Luis Eduardo Luis ... Gardo (as Eduardo Luís)
Luis Felipe da Silva Costa Luis Felipe da Silva Costa ... Trash Kid No. 1
Gabriel Dias da Costa Silva Gabriel Dias da Costa Silva ... Trash Kid No. 2
Selton Mello ... Frederico
Stepan Nercessian ... Antonio Santos
Teca Pereira Teca Pereira ... Graça
Rooney Mara ... Olivia
Letícia Cunha Camara Pereira de Carvalho Letícia Cunha Camara Pereira de Carvalho ... Trash Kid No. 3
Rafael de Biase Rafael de Biase ... Trash Kid No. 4
Martin Sheen ... Father Juilliard
Israel Gomes Israel Gomes ... Raphael's Cousin No. 1
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Storyline

When two trash-picking boys from Rio's slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet's return, the boys, Rafael and Gardo, realize that what they've found must be important. Written by Universal Pictures

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wallet | slum | brazil | bible | key | See All (95) »

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Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Language:

Portuguese | English

Release Date:

9 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desechos y esperanza See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,230, 11 October 2015

Gross USA:

$17,484

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,809,022
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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Goofs

Despite being typical in northern rain forest areas of Brazil, the stilt houses shown as the boys' homes are not common in Rio de Janeiro slums. See more »

Quotes

Carlos' partner: Dear Sir, I haven't written in a long time, but I think of you always. I have something important to tell you, in the words you once spoke to me: Soon, the devil who put you behind bars will be chained, his corruption and lies all exposed. Your struggle was not in vain. I promise. Santos will be finished and, God willing, he is only the first domino to fall. Your fight against the corruption that destroyed our dream for justice goes on. Even now people flood the streets, fanning the flames of ...
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Connections

Featured in The EE British Academy Film Awards (2015) See more »

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Baianá
(Maria Do Carmo Barbosa de Melo, André Hosoi, André Venegas, Bruno Buarque, Dani Zulu, Fernando Barba, Flávia Maia, Giba Alves, João Simão, Lu Horta, Mairah Rocha, Marcelo Pretto, Maurício Maas, Renato Epstein)
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Courtesy of MCD by arrangement with RipTide Music Group
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What is the right thing to do?
14 February 2015 | by straklSee all my reviews

I never thought that garbage can be so beautiful. Indeed, in this film it is. Stephen Daldry successful squeezes an incredible set design, visualization is absolutely fantastic. From the favelas of Brazil, to the beautiful landscapes, it all looks just stunning. The thing I like is also editing, the sequences are fast and dynamic and it is just right on. If we look at the movie more closely, we can see a close relationship between the boys, playfulness of the youth, hope in a brutal world. It is dominated by the playful dynamics among them, how they learn about the world through adolescence. Although the government is corrupt, and the police puts misery and poverty beneath the low, there is hope and the will to live. Mara and Sheen are acting as missionaries who help these children, living from the garbage, to a better future. Not bad acting, but the characters... Sheen as a priest, Mara as a assistant, it seems somewhat they are missing all the action. The best I can describe, sometimes I had the feeling watching them behind a bottle of glass. I must mention the script and story is short in depth and is weary predictable, not to mention the contradictory. But nonetheless it is a well made move, worth watching, and I give it a go.


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