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Bruno Barreto

Four Days in September (O que é isso, companheiro?)

Edition 1997
105' - 1996 - Action, Historical, Drama - Dialogue: Portuguese, English
Director: Bruno Barreto Composer: Stewart Copeland With: Alan Arkin, Pedro Cardoso, Fernanda Torres, Luiz Fernando Guimarães, Cláudia Abreu
In 1964 the government of Brazil was overthrown by a military coup. In 1968 the new government passed a law abolishing freedom of the press and civil rights. This increased the popularity of armed groups of left-wing extremists. Fernando and Cézar decide to take up arms and join a guerrilla organisation. Other members of their group include Julio, Marcão, a young girl named René and the militant group-leader Maria. Together they manage to pull off the largest bank raid in Brazil's history. However, Cézar gets wounded and is arrested and tortured in prison. On account of the censorship laws, none of this appears in the press. In order to break the power of the censor, Fernando suggests kidnapping the American ambassador…

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Bruno Barreto


Stewart Copeland


Alan Arkin, Pedro Cardoso, Fernanda Torres, Luiz Fernando Guimarães, Cláudia Abreu


Leopoldo Serran

Director of Photography

Félix Monti


Isabelle Rathery


Lucy Barreto

More information


Portuguese, English

Countries of production


Screenplay based on

"O que é isso, companheiro?" (Fernando Gabeira)



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