Over 10 million Brazilians can’t be wrong: See ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN in Houston
After breaking records in its release in Brazil, South American super hit ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN is coming to Houston for a weeklong run at West Oaks. A semi-fictional account of the Special Police Operations Battalion working out of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police, the film is a tense, action packed film in the vein of "The Wire" and CITY OF GOD.
Let it be known that the US doesn't have the market cornered on badass action films. In fact, the US is pretty routinely thrashed in that department. That's why we here at the Alamo Drafthouse like to bring some of the best action films from around the world to our theaters — allowing you, the humble movie watchers of Houston, the chance to see the best the world has to offer in glorious spectacular.
This December, we're bringing ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN to our West Oaks theater for a weeklong run. The film has broken records in its native Brazil — becoming the country's largest and most successful movie ever. It's set as the Brazilian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards and its director, José Padilha, has been tapped to resurrect ROBOCOP for MGM next year.
Wagner Moura stars as Lt. Col. Roberto Nascimento, the former captain of BOPE (Special Police Operations Battalion of the Rio de Janeiro Military Police) who has made it his personal mission to clean up the rampant corruption currently squeezing the life out of Brazil. Along the way, Nasciento and his family get targeted by the very same corrupt cops he's trying to put a stop to. The end result is a film that takes the best elements of "The Wire," CITY OF GOD, GOODFELLAS and wraps them up in an action-filled (bullet) shell.
Having played at Sundance and Fantastic Fest, the film has garnered some impressive reviews — currently sitting at a 96 percent rating at Rotten Tomatoes. Don't miss your chance to see ELITE SQUAD: THE ENEMY WITHIN on the big screen during its weeklong run at the Alamo Drafthouse - West Oaks. Tickets are now available for pre-order here.