Thursday, January 27, 2011
Documentary Trailer of the Week
Manda Bala - Send a Bullet, directed by American Jason Kohn, this Sundance winner examines corruption in Brazil through the stories of both victims and perpetrators of corruption, greed and violence - a plastic surgeon who reconstructs ears of kidnapping victims, a policeman in Sao Paulo's anti-kidnapping division, a masked kidnapper and a politician whose laundered income comes from a frog farm.
"Wow, bet the Brazilian Tourism Board hates this movie." - Tom Long, Detroit News
"Manda Bala (Send a Bullet), a documentary about corruption, crime and human adaptation during difficult circumstances, is a slick, sly and beautifully shot documentary." - Philip Kennicott, Washington Post
Thanks to Tom Laffay, a young documentary filmmaker, for this great suggestion.