Bus 174

Bus 174
Bus 174

Year

2002

Duration

131 minutes

Genres

Documentary

Language

Portuguese (English subtitles)

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Synopsis

Bus 174 is a documentary about the hijack of a bus in the Brazilian city of Rio de Janeiro, based on extensive research of stock footage, interviews and official documents. José Padilha's film explains the dramatic events that unfolded as the police tried, and failed, to handle the hijack situation - but it also tells the story of the hijacker, revealing how a Rio street kid was transformed into a violent, desperate criminal.

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15 Classification

Contains strong language, threat and drug references

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