Sequestro (kidnapping) (2010)



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Kidnapped in Sao Paolo: Sequestro A Brazilian documentary by award-winning Jorge W Atalla that chronicles the heroic efforts of the Anti-Kidnapping Division of the Sao Paolo police department from 2005 to 2009. During this time, kidnapping was booming business in Latin America's largest city and the programme delves into the seedy world of organised abductions for the purposes of extortion. It follows investigators as they work around the clock, following clues and apprehending suspects in an … More

Rating: R
Genre: Documentary, Art House & International, Special Interest
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Critic Reviews for Sequestro (kidnapping)

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

Filming over four years and tracking several cases, the Brazilian director Jorge W. Atalla favors a fevered shooting style that's repetitious and disorienting but also effortlessly dramatic.

Full Review… | September 10, 2010
New York Times
Top Critic

Sequestro is a tremendous feat of inspired structuring and editing.

Full Review… | September 9, 2010
Los Angeles Times
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There are riveting moments, especially in tastefully shot interviews with former captives, who quietly describe their physical and psychological torture.

Full Review… | September 9, 2010
Time Out
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Much of Sequestro looks, basically, like COPS.

Full Review… | September 7, 2010
Village Voice
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Ultimately electrifying, both in what it reveals and how it reveals it.

Full Review… | August 13, 2010
Top Critic

With its vérité footage and synthesized score, Sequestro at times plays like a non-trashy episode of Cops.

Full Review… | September 14, 2010
Moving Pictures Magazine

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