José Padilha

José Padilha is an award-winning Brazilian director of the Brazilian films Bus 174,Tropa de Elite - which earned him a Golden Bear award at the 2008 Berlin International Film Festival - and Tropa de Elite 2. The films form part of a trilogy, looking at the influence of media, police and, finally, polticians. His film Secrets of the Tribe premiered at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim.  This documentary explores the allegations, first brought to light in the book Darkness in El Dorado, that anthropologists studying the Yanomami Indians in the 1960s and 70s engaged in bizarre and inappropriate interactions with the tribe, including sexual and medical violations.

Bus 174 (2002)

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Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all Brazilian TV networks, this shocking and tragic-ending event became one of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Padilha
CAST:  Yvonne Bezerra de Mello  •  Sandro do Nascimento  •  Rodrigo Pimentel  •  Luiz Eduardo Soares

Documentary depicts what happened in Rio de Janeiro on June 12th 2000, when bus 174 was taken by an armed young man, threatening to shoot all the passengers. Transmitted live on all Brazilian TV networks, this shocking and tragic-ending event became one of ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Padilha
CAST:  Yvonne Bezerra de Mello  •  Sandro do Nascimento  •  Rodrigo Pimentel  •  Luiz Eduardo Soares

Secrets of the Tribe (2010)

What happens when western anthropologists descend on the Amazon and make one of the last unacculturated tribes in existence, the Yanomami, the most exhaustively filmed and studied tribe on the planet? Despite their "do no harm" creed and scientific aims, the small ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Padilha
CAST:  Robert Borofsky  •  Jesus Cardozo  •  Marie Isabel Eguillor  •  Brian Ferguson

What happens when western anthropologists descend on the Amazon and make one of the last unacculturated tribes in existence, the Yanomami, the most exhaustively filmed and studied tribe on the planet? Despite their "do no harm" creed and scientific aims, the small ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Padilha
CAST:  Robert Borofsky  •  Jesus Cardozo  •  Marie Isabel Eguillor  •  Brian Ferguson

RoboCop (2014)

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Padilha
CAST:  Joel Kinnaman  •  Gary Oldman  •  Michael Keaton  •  Samuel L. Jackson

In RoboCop, the year is 2028 and multinational conglomerate OmniCorp is at the center of robot technology. Overseas, their drones have been used by the military for years, but have been forbidden for law enforcement in America. Now OmniCorp wants to bring their ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Padilha
CAST:  Joel Kinnaman  •  Gary Oldman  •  Michael Keaton  •  Samuel L. Jackson

Elite Squad: The Enemy Within (2010)

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After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human Right Aids member ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Padilha
CAST:  Wagner Moura  •  Irandhir Santos  •  André Ramiro  •  Pedro Van-Held

After a bloody invasion of the BOPE in the High-Security Penitentiary Bangu 1 in Rio de Janeiro to control a rebellion of interns, the Lieutenant-Colonel Roberto Nascimento and the second in command Captain André Matias are accused by the Human Right Aids member ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Padilha
CAST:  Wagner Moura  •  Irandhir Santos  •  André Ramiro  •  Pedro Van-Held

Garapa (2009)

A documentary on three families struggling to survive in Brazil.  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Padilha
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A documentary on three families struggling to survive in Brazil.  (more)

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Elite Squad (2007)

In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Padilha
CAST:  Wagner Moura  •  Caio Junqueira  •  André Ramiro  •  Milhem Cortaz

In 1997, before the visit of the pope to Rio de Janeiro, Captain Nascimento from BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion) is assigned to eliminate the risks of the drug dealers in a dangerous slum nearby where the pope intends to be lodged.  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Padilha
CAST:  Wagner Moura  •  Caio Junqueira  •  André Ramiro  •  Milhem Cortaz

About Cinema (2015)

An abandoned tumbledown theater in the outback of Paraíba state is the initial setting of a film about cinema, which explores the testimonials of the novelist and playwright Ariano Suassuna and other filmmakers such as Ruy Guerra, Julio Bressane, Ken Loach, Andrzej ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Carvalho
CAST:  Béla Tarr  •  Ruy Guerra  •  Júlio Bressane  •  Lucrecia Martel

An abandoned tumbledown theater in the outback of Paraíba state is the initial setting of a film about cinema, which explores the testimonials of the novelist and playwright Ariano Suassuna and other filmmakers such as Ruy Guerra, Julio Bressane, Ken Loach, Andrzej ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  Walter Carvalho
CAST:  Béla Tarr  •  Ruy Guerra  •  Júlio Bressane  •  Lucrecia Martel

Rio, I Love You (2014)

The third episode of the Cities of Love franchise, Rio, I Love You is an anthology, created by 10 visionary directors from across the globe. The story line of each segment focuses on an encounter of love in a different neighborhood of the city, demonstrating the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Turturro  •  Fernando Meirelles  •  Vicente Amorim  •  Carlos Saldanha  •  José Padilha  •  Nadine Labaki  •  Paolo Sorrentino  •  Guillermo Arriaga  •  Im Sang-soo  •  Stephan Elliott  •  Andrucha Waddington  •  César Charlone
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Fernanda Montenegro  •  Eduardo Sterblitch  •  Basil Hoffman

The third episode of the Cities of Love franchise, Rio, I Love You is an anthology, created by 10 visionary directors from across the globe. The story line of each segment focuses on an encounter of love in a different neighborhood of the city, demonstrating the ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  John Turturro  •  Fernando Meirelles  •  Vicente Amorim  •  Carlos Saldanha  •  José Padilha  •  Nadine Labaki  •  Paolo Sorrentino  •  Guillermo Arriaga  •  Im Sang-soo  •  Stephan Elliott  •  Andrucha Waddington  •  César Charlone
CAST:  Vincent Cassel  •  Fernanda Montenegro  •  Eduardo Sterblitch  •  Basil Hoffman

7 Days in Entebbe (2018)

In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane en route from Tel Aviv to Paris and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda. With 248 passengers on board, one of the most daring rescue missions ever is set in motion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Padilha
CAST:  Rosamund Pike  •  Daniel Brühl  •  Eddie Marsan  •  Lior Ashkenazi

In 1976, four hijackers take over an Air France airplane en route from Tel Aviv to Paris and force it to land in Entebbe, Uganda. With 248 passengers on board, one of the most daring rescue missions ever is set in motion.  (more)

DIRECTION:  José Padilha
CAST:  Rosamund Pike  •  Daniel Brühl  •  Eddie Marsan  •  Lior Ashkenazi