Gripping dissection of an actual headline-grabbing event that occurred in Rio de Janeiro on Valentine's Day in 2000: the hijacking of a commuter bus by a desperate young man. This spontaneous act triggered major media coverage and the resulting footage is alarmingly up close and personal. Along with interviews with hostages, law enforcement officers, journalists, and friends and family of the hijacker, director José Padilha uses this footage to create a prismatic analysis of how one man's personal crisis became a national news phenomenon. (Fully subtitled) Official Web Site

From Landmark Theatres' FLM magazine:
Director Josť Padilha reveals the untold story of the Rio bus hijacking

Director: José Padilha

Cast: Yvonne Bezerra de Mello, Sandro do Nascimento, Rodrigo Pimentel, Luiz Eduardo Soares

MPAA Rating: NR

Run Time: 1hr 59mins

Release Year: 2002

Country Of Origin: Brazil