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7 Prisioneiros

Orizzonti Extra

Director:
Alexandre Moratto
Production:
Noruz Films (Ramin Bahrani), O2 Filmes (Fernando Meirelles, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Bel Berlinck), Alexandre Moratto
Running Time:
90’
Language:
Portuguese, French, Spanish, Korean
Country:
Brazil
Main Cast:
Christian Malheiros, Rodrigo Santoro, Bruno Rocha, Vitor Julian, Lucas Oranmian, Cecília Homem de Mello, Dirce Thomaz
Screenplay:
Thayná Mantesso, Alexandre Moratto
Cinematographer:
João Gabriel De Queiroz
Editor:
Germano de Oliveira
Production Designer:
William Valduga
Music:
Filipe Puperi, Rita Zart, Tiago Abrahão

Synopsis

To provide a better life for his family in the country, 18-year-old Mateus accepts a job in a junkyard in São Paulo for his new boss, Luca. But when he and a few other boys become trapped in the dangerous world of human trafficking, Mateus will be forced to decide between working for the very man who imprisoned him or risk his and his family’s future.

Director’s Statement

Over 40 million people live in enslavement today. As Brazil becomes increasingly unstable politically and economically, practices of enslavement are rebounding, and people from low-income communities are most at risk of being trafficked. For four years, I worked with people from these communities, and I wanted to make a film from their perspective. I was interested in closely observing how my protagonist, Mateus, responds to every turn. Faced with impossible choices in order to survive, he begins to work for his boss, Luca, who reveals another side to modern-day human trafficking that implicates everything and everyone it touches.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Ramin Bahrani – Noruz Films

PRODUCTION 2: Fernando Meirelles, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Bel Berlinck – O2 Filmes
Rua Baumann, 930 - Vila Leopoldina
SP, 05318-000 - São Paulo, Brazil
http://www.o2filmes.com

PRODUCTION 3: Alexandre Moratto

ITALIAN AND INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION: Cai Mason – NETFLIX
+31 6 297 292 79
cmason@netflix.com

PRESS OFFICE: Paul Saunter, Lucy Post – DDA PR
7Prisoners@ddapr.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: Gianluca Pignatelli , Benedetta Lucherini, Daniele Massironi - Studio Lucherini Pignatelli
gianluca@studiolucherinipignatelli.it
benny@studiolucherinipignatelli.it
daniele@studiolucherinipignatelli.it


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