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Brazil, 1964. The country is run by a violent military dictatorship. Carlos Marighella is a writer-turned-politician, and now the leader of the resistance. The revolutionary group fights for justice by exposing the dictatorship. Marighella has to leave his wife and son behind, to keep them out of danger. He risks everything to fight the dictatorship, and soon becomes the government’s number one enemy. The following manhunt is led by the brutal officer Lucio – who will do whatever it takes to stop Marighella.

Marighella is a biopic of one of Brazil’s most important historical figures. Carlos Marighella is played by singer and actor Seu Jorge, who delivers one of many profound and compelling acting achievements in the film. As well as offering dramatic, pulsating cinematic visuals and high general production value, the film is a moving and important work by first time director Wagner Moura. The film can be viewed as a relevant comment to today’s Brazil government as it is returning to the far-right views Marighella himself fought against.

Liv Joelle Barbosa Blad


Wagner Moura (b. 1979) is from Salvador, Brazil. Moura has a degree in journalism but chose to pursue an acting career. He starred in José Padilha’s film Tropa de elite which won the Golden Bear at the 2008 Berlinale and was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance as Pablo Escobar in the Netflix series Narcos. Marighella is his directorial debut and premiered at Berlinale International Film festival.

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Country Brazil

Year 2019

Director Wagner Moura

Screenplay Felipe Braga, Wagner Moura

Cinematography Adrian Teijido

Producer Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Bel Berlinck, Wagner Moura

Cast Seu Jorge, Adriana Esteves, Bruno Gagliasso, Luiz Carlos Vasconcelos, Humberto Carrao

Production Company O2 Filmes, Globo Filmes

Distribution Elle Driver

Runtime 2h 35m

Language Portuguese

Subtitles English

Genre Drama

Format DCP

Age limit 15

Links IMDb

This film is in competition for the Audience Award.

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