Manda Bala (Send a Bullet)


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Product Description

DVD Special Features:

Audio Commentary with Director and Producers

Additional Scenes: The S.U.D.A.M. Scheme; Tricking of the Frogs, Egg of Columbus; The Complete Ear Reconstruction Surgery; Singing to the Frogs, Bulletproof Glass: A Love Story, The Helicopter Pads of Sao Paulo

Spanish Subtitles

Manda Bala, Jason Kohn's first feature, is a strikingly beautiful and well-constructed documentary about cycles of violence and how it affects both victims and perpetrators. Filmed in Sao Paulo and banned in Brazil, the film consists of segments in which victims of kidnapping, politicians, policemen, and criminals are interviewed about crime and corruption in Brazil. Although it contains nearly surreal content, so shocking is it to discover this rampant criminal activity, its intelligent, cohesive portrayal of the situation avoids morbidity. English translators sit with interviewees, relaying in chilling detail stories that defy logic. Interviewee Christina recalls atrocities inflicted upon her by kidnappers, while footage of her miraculously talented plastic Surgeon, Dr, Juarez Avelar, shows how he helps those scarred. Mr. M, a businessman, enlists in a course about driving one's bulletproof car, while Magrinho, a masked drug trafficker, discusses the Robin Hood ideal behind kidnapping. Though no direct solutions are proposed, Manda Bala points fingers at corrupt politicians, illustrating how their greed leads to civilian poverty, and how this destitution leads to crime. –Trinie Dalton

Product details

Actors: Jader Barbalho, Claudio Fonteles, Helbio Dias, Juarez Avelar, Paulo Lamarao

Directors: Jason Kohn

Format: Multiple Formats, Anamorphic, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC, Surround Sound, Widescreen

Language: English, Portuguese

Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only)

Number of discs: 1



Not Rated

Studio: WEA

DVD Release Date: April 8, 2008

Run Time: 85 minutes