Four Days in September (O Que É Isso, Companheiro?)

1997

Four Days in September (O Que É Isso, Companheiro?)

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59%

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75%

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Bruno Barreto returned to his native Brazil after a ten-year absence to direct this fact-based political thriller that was nominated for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Pedro Cardoso stars as Rio de Janeiro journalist Fernando Gabeira, who decides with his friend Cesar (Selton Mello) to take up arms with a radical leftist organization, MR-8, in 1969. The revolutionaries, who include the tough-talking and beautiful Maria (Fernanda Torres), are fighting to overthrow Brazil's brutal military government through civil unrest and guerilla tactics. Their first action, the robbery of a bank, is successful, although one group member is captured and tortured by Henrique (Marco Ricca), a secret service agent plagued by his conscience. As a follow-up to the heist, the MR-8 members kidnap the U.S. ambassador to Brazil, Charles Burke Elbrick (Alan Arkin). During four days of captivity, however, the kidnappers discover that their prisoner is a good-hearted man of conscience, causing Fernando to become increasingly uneasy about the group's plan to kill Elbrick if a demand for the release of political prisoners goes unheeded. O Que E Isso, Companheiro? (1997) was based on Gabeira's book of the same name but was released in the U.S. under the title Four Days in September.

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Critic Reviews for Four Days in September (O Que É Isso, Companheiro?)

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Audience Reviews for Four Days in September (O Que É Isso, Companheiro?)

  • Apr 25, 2017
    It shows revolutionaries fighting a dictatorship as a bunch of confused amateurs (I wonder how they don't get killed after halfway through), while also trying to humanize torturers in a muddled plot that doesn't really know what to do with this sort of material in its hands.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer
  • Dec 08, 2011
    Awesome Film about a kidnapping of an US ambassador in South American. Based on a true Story. Very interesting and enjoyable. Worth Seeing.
    Bruce B Super Reviewer
  • May 07, 2011
    One of the best films of Barreto. Four Days In September is really tense. Fresh.
    Lucas M Super Reviewer
  • Oct 20, 2009
    Something to watch.Kinda boring though
    Brody M Super Reviewer

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