"Four Days in September"
Directed by Bruno Barreto
thriller in the tradition of Z from Bruno (Dona Flor) Barreto. Based on a
true story and set during the days of the military junta, a group of young idealists
kidnaps the American ambassador in order to throw attention to the curtailment of freedom
in Brazil. Told from the perspective of one of the young revolutionaries, Barreto's
controversial film creates a tense atmosphere as he depicts the four days the ambassador
was in captivity, and in the process revisits Brazil's all-too-recent political past. With
Alan Arkin, Pedro Cardoso and Fernanda Torres. Portuguese with English subtitles. 107 minutes.