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Elite Squad Gallery

It’s 1997 and BOPE (State Police Special Operations Battalion) Captain Nascimento (Wagner Moura) is a man facing a crisis: in addition to the pressures of fighting within the war zones of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, the volatile slums on the edge of the city, he must find and train his own replacement so that he can escape the day-to-day violence and be close to his wife who is about to give birth to their first child. The Golden Bear winning Elite Squad is released in cinemas on August 8. Check out some photos from the film…

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Elite Squad PreviousNext Wagner Moura's Captain Nascimento, commander of the brutal BOPE Elite Squad in Brazil, cuts a chillingly familiar pose in Jose Padilha's Elite Squad. 1 of 6


Read our review of Elite Squad or our interview with director José Padilha

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