Brazilian Cop Movie Looks Badass

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12.09.10 21 Comments

After the jump, you can watch the trailer for Brazilian action movie Elite Squad 2, the highest-grossing Brazilian movie of all time (which plays Sundance next month).  I enjoy Brazil, as they seem to be a world leader in hot women, badass ass kickers, and not giving a f*ck.  If there were an Olympics of not giving a f*ck, Brazil would host, and nary a f*ck would be given.

The gritty Brazilian cop movie “Elite Squad 2” has quickly become the country’s biggest homegrown film of all time, and is on track to surpass overall champ “Avatar.”

Brazilian trade magazine Filme B said on Wednesday that “Elite Squad 2” has raked in about $59 million after a two-month run in theaters, eclipsing the 1976 release of “Dona Flor and Her Two Husbands” as Brazil’s most successful hit. “Avatar” ended up with about $61 million.

“Elite Squad 2” centers on a special police unit that battles armed drug dealers in a Rio de Janeiro slum. The film’s release coincides with an intensifying police and military crackdown in the beachfront city’s favelas ahead of the 2014 football World Cup and the 2016 Olympics. Recent conflicts have left scores of people dead in two of the city’s most crime-ridden neighborhoods. [Yahoo/THR]

While it doesn’t look quite as impressive as India’s highest-grossing movie (so popular that people bathed the 61-foot poster in milk and threw flowers at the screen), it does have sweet-looking violence and strangely-translated subtitles.  So go to the for awesome trailings onward now!  Sh*t!

[it has come to my attention that you need to click the little “CC” button in the bottom right corner in order to see the subtitles.]

“No thief can point the finger on anyone, f*ck!  That’s my order!”

On that note, how awesome would it be to take a Van Damme movie, run the script through Google Translate into Portuguese, then translate it back to English and re-film it?  I would bank roll that today.

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