Release Date:February 14,2012
From acclaimed director José Padilha (Elite Squad, Robocop) and the Academy Award®-nominated writer of City of God comes Brazil's box-office sensation and the country's official submission for Best Foreign Picture in the 2012 Academy Awards®. The sprawling slum that surrounds Rio de Janeiro is one of the most dangerous places on earth, so as the head of Rio's Special Police Operations Battalion (BOPE), Captain Nascimento has seen his share of intense situations. When a BOPE mission to stop a jail riot ends in the violent death of a gang leader, Nascimento finds himself accused of a massacre...but the citizens of Rio, tired of the crime and drugs that plague their city, embrace him as a national hero. (Flatiron Film Company).
“The pace is quick, the violence is rough, and the visual style is documentary as Padilha hammers home his point: Someone is forever in the pocket of someone else as The System constantly adapts to protect itself. In South America, The Enemy Within is the most popular movie of all time. For good reason, this bombshell is Brazil’s foreign-language Oscar entry.” – Entertainment Weekly