POINT BLANK

A QUEIMA ROUPA

By Theresa JESSOUROUN

URCA FILMES - as PROD

Documentary - Completed 2014

POINT BLANK is a 90-minute, investigative documentary on police violence and corruption perpetrated in Rio de Janeiro in the past 20 years.

Festivals
& Awards

Rio de Janeiro IFF 2014
Première Brazil Best Feature Length Documentary, Best Director Documentary
Ventana Sur 2014
Latam
havana 2014
Festival del nuevo cine latinoamericano 2014
documentary competition
    • Year of production
    • 2014
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • BRAZIL
    • Languages
    • BRAZILIAN-PORTUGUESE
    • Budget
    • 0.3 - 0.6 M$
    • Duration
    • 90 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Theresa JESSOUROUN
    • Writer(s)
    • Theresa JESSOUROUN
    • Producer(s)
    • Leonardo EDDE (Urca Filmes), James D'ARCY (Urca Filmes), Theresa JESSOUROUN (Kino Films)
    • Synopsis
    • POINT BLANK is a 90-minute, investigative documentary on police violence and corruption perpetrated in Rio de Janeiro in the past 20 years. It vividly portrays the most emblematic incidents that occurred during this period through the perspective of family members, witnesses, survivors, and other people who were directly involved in such cases, such as lawyers, district attorneys, and judges. The film starts with the notorious Vigário Geral Massacre of 1993 and culminates with the executions ordered and carried out by law enforcement agents in 2012 and 2013.
      These brutal facts are presented through interviews, archival footage, and reenactments based on witness reports that reconstruct the memory of the few who survived the slaughters.
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