Berlin Film Festival

Tropa de elite 2 – most successful film of all time in Cologne, Brazil 29.12.2010: 3 months after the film’s release in October, “Tropa de Elite 2” has encountered the previous front-runner “Avatar” from the throne of the most successful film of all time in Brazil. As the lender “B movies” has left, the film could play so far $60.5 million in Brazil. Like his predecessor so the film focuses on the work of the BOPE, an elite unit of the military police in the favelas of Rio de Janeiro. It featured in the first part the portrayal of police violence, torture and the involvement in the drug trade, so another dimension has now been added: corruption and links between politics and organized crime. A film could not be at the time current and volatile in Brazil recently there has been a spectacular special use of police against the drug lords in Rio. “Tropa de Elite 1” 2008 got the Golden bear for Best Director at the Berlin Film Festival. Brazilian critics agree, that is the successor to a still could have greater success. At the “Sundance Film Festival” – the most important Festival for independent films – in January is “Elite Squad 2” (English title) for the first time an international audience presented. Wolfgang Schmitz – Machu Picchu travel GmbH