EXPRESS KIDNAPPING

SEQUESTRO RELÂMPAGO

By Tata AMARAL

MANJERICÃO FILMES - as PROD

Thriller - Post-Production 2018

Sao Paulo, Brazil. Isabel, 25, is kidnapped. The first ATM the criminals try to withdraw money from is broken. It’s almost 10:00pm. The kidnappers realize they will not be able to get to the next one on time. What was meant to be an express kidnapping becomes an all-night imprisonment.

    • Year of production
    • 2018
    • Genres
    • Thriller, Drama
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 0.6 - 1 M$
    • Duration
    • 78 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Tata AMARAL
    • Writer(s)
    • Tata AMARAL
    • Producer(s)
    • Rafaella COSTA (MANJERICAO FILMES), Tata AMARAL (TANGERINA ENTRETENIMIENTO)
    • Synopsis
    • An express kidnapping is a common type of criminal activity in Latin America. Criminals take someone to an ATM machine and force the victim to withdraw money from his or her bank account. In Brazil, ATMs started to remain unavailable from 10:00pm till 6:00am to prevent this crime.

      Isabel gets out of a bar in a bohemian neighborhood. When she gets close to her car, Matheus, 34, and Japonês, 21, stop her and force her to get into her car. The guys are not friends. They are together to perform a series of kidnappings that night. Isabel is their first victim. They are nervous and so is Isabel.

      The first ATM they go to is broken. It’s almost 10:00pm. Both guys realize they will not be able to reach the next ATM so they decide to keep her as a hostage until they find a working ATM in the morning.

      The three of them spend the night going from one side to the other of the city, most of the time through avenues and neighborhoods on the outskirts, in order to gain time and to decide what to do with Isabel. A hostage in her own car, Isabel will have to negotiate her life with Matheus and Japonês throughout the entire night.
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