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Trash (2014)

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Set in Brazil, three kids who make a discovery in a garbage dump soon find themselves running from the cops and trying to right a terrible wrong.

Directors:

Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort (co-director)

Writers:

Andy Mulligan (based on the novel by), Felipe Braga (additional material) | 1 more credit »
Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rickson Tevez Rickson Tevez ... Raphael (as Rickson Tévis)
Wagner Moura ... José Angelo
José Dumont José Dumont ... Carlos, Policeman
Daniel Zettel Daniel Zettel ... Carlos' Partner
Eduardo Luis Eduardo Luis ... Gardo (as Eduardo Luís)
Luis Felipe da Silva Costa Luis Felipe da Silva Costa ... Trash Kid No. 1
Gabriel Dias da Costa Silva Gabriel Dias da Costa Silva ... Trash Kid No. 2
Selton Mello ... Frederico
Stepan Nercessian ... Antonio Santos
Teca Pereira Teca Pereira ... Graça
Rooney Mara ... Olivia
Letícia Cunha Camara Pereira de Carvalho Letícia Cunha Camara Pereira de Carvalho ... Trash Kid No. 3
Rafael de Biase Rafael de Biase ... Trash Kid No. 4
Martin Sheen ... Father Juilliard
Israel Gomes Israel Gomes ... Raphael's Cousin No. 1
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Storyline

When two trash-picking boys from Rio's slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet's return, the boys, Rafael and Gardo, realize that what they've found must be important. Written by Universal Pictures

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wallet | slum | brazil | bible | key | See All (95) »

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You never know what you might find


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for violence and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Brazil | Germany

Language:

Portuguese | English

Release Date:

9 October 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Desechos y esperanza See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,230, 11 October 2015

Gross USA:

$17,484

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,809,022
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

It is based on the 2010 novel by Andy Mulligan. See more »

Goofs

Despite being typical in northern rain forest areas of Brazil, the stilt houses shown as the boys' homes are not common in Rio de Janeiro slums. See more »

Quotes

Father Juilliard: Don't waste your life fighting battles that make you better or make you die.
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During the opening Universal logo animation, the lights of some Brasilian cities are visible longer than the rest of the cities of the world. See more »

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Featured in Film 2017: Episode #44.3 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Rap Da Felicidade
(Julinho Rasta, Kátia (as Katia))
Performed by M.C. Cidinho (as MC Cidinho) e Doca
Courtesy of Link Records
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Just OK. that's it!
6 August 2016 | by santiagocosmeSee all my reviews

I was recommended this movie on several occasions by some of my Brazilian friends, and was never able to find the time to watch it. I always prioritized other movies. Still, in the back of my mind, I really wanted to watch it. I finally did, and man I was disappointed. I was expecting something as gripping as City of God, as entertaining as Tropa de Elite, but no. Trash was definitely a lot worse than these two movies. I don't think there ever was enough tension in the movie and the characters felt a little amusing sometimes. At least that's my opinion. Not every movie can be a masterpiece, so I guess I'll judge this one as just another decent movie coming from Brazil, with the typical Favela kids vs Underworld Bosses + corrupt police. Decent. That's it.


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