Films in 50 words-ish: Ônibus 174 (Bus 174)

Buy it!Bus 174 holds its audience as much with narrative technique as story – grown-up street child turns armed highjacker – but other documentaries innovate more effectively. While it fails to paint a convincing picture of the protagonist’s character and motives, it succeeds as a portrait of official incompetence and corruption interacting with a dehumanised and impoverished underclass.

7 out of 10 for the suspenseful ending.

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