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"Tropa de Elite 2" ("Elite Squad 2") to be showcased at UCLA next Wednesday

Next Wednesday, February 1st, the UCLA Latin American Institute will showcase the Brazilian movie “Elite Squad 2: The Enemy Within” (“Tropa de Elite 2 – O Inimigo Agora é Outro”).

The flick, directed and produced by José Padilha, is a sequel of the 2007 film "The Elite Squad" ("Tropa de Elite"). It continues the semi-fictional account of the BOPE, the Special Police Operations Battalion of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police, with a focus on the relationship between law enforcement and politics.

The film was released in Brazil in 2010 and achieved public and critical acclaim, becoming the all-time largest box office in the country. It was also selected as the Brazilian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.

For other videos, behind the scenes footage and more, check the movie's official YouTube channel.

The showing at UCLA is scheduled for 7:30PM at the James Bridges Theater (Melnitz Hall 1409). Portuguese with English subtitles. Admission is free.

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