First Netflix trailer for the Brazilian drama ‘7 Prisoners’ set in São Paulo
“I have done you all a favor, and now you owe me money.” Netflix has unveiled the trailer for a Brazilian drama titled 7 Prisoners, which just premiered at the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals 2021 this month. Produced by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and Ramin Bahrani (The white tiger), the film is the second feature of director Alexandre Moratto (Socrates), which reaffirms its status as the “great new voice of Brazilian cinema”. To provide a better life for his family in the country, the 18-year-old Mateus accepts a job at the Junkyard in São Paulo for his new boss. But if he and some others are trapped in the dangerous world of human trafficking, he will be forced to choose between working for the very man he imprisoned or risking his and his family’s future. Described as “a thrilling thriller immersed in a masterful study of power, solidarity and betrayal.” These stars Christian Malheiros, Bruno Rocha, Vitor Julian, Lucas Oranmian, Cecilia Homem de Mello, Dirce Thomas, Together with Rodrigo Santoro. I saw this recently and it is very good, a hard look at life on the street in São Paulo.
Here’s the official trailer (+ poster) for Alexandre Moratto 7 Prisoners, from Netflix YouTube:
The 18-year-old Mateus (Christian Malheiros) hopes to provide a better life for his working class family in the country. Accepting a new job in São Paolo, he is delivered to town with a handful of other teenage boys from his hometown, unaware of what awaits them: hard work in a junkyard and their identity cards stolen by an evil taskmaster and exploiter, Luca (Rodrigo Santoro), who threatens them with the unthinkable if they try to escape. But, as Matthew learns, even the boss has a boss. And if he wants to find a way out, what does he have to give? 7 Prisoners is led by emerging Brazilian-American filmmaker Alexandre Moratto, makes its second feature after Socrates before, as well as many short films. The screenplay is by Thayná Mantesso and Alexandre Moratto. It is produced by Ramin Bahrani, Fernando Meirelles, Alexandre Moratto, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, and Bel Berlinck. This has just premiered at both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals of 2021 this year. Netflix debuts Moratto’s 7 Prisoners and selected US theaters + streaming ab November 2021 coming soon this case. First impression? Interested?