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|Genre:||Adventure, Thriller, Drama|
|Laufzeit:||Ca. 114 Min|
|FSK:||From 12 years|
For Raphael (Rickson Tevez) and Gardo (Eduardo Luis), two guys from a favela in Rio, rummaging around in big piles of rubbish is part of everyday working life. Here they are looking for anything that can somehow be turned into money or what they can use for their survival. But the discovery of a wallet suddenly changes her life. When the police, led by the icy Frederico (Selton Mello), appear and promise a princely reward to the finder of the wallet, the friends suspect that they have made a very special find. Together with their buddy Rato (Gabriel Weinstein) they try to find out the secret about the owner of the wallet, not knowing that they become part of a large-scale conspiracy and endanger their lives. Soon the boys won't be able to trust anyone. Only in the two American missionaries, father Julliard (Martin Sheen) and his young assistant Olivia (Rooney Mara), do the boys find important allies who could help them in their fight against their overpowering opponents...
Director Stephen Daldry ("Billy Elliot", "The Reader") has created something very special with "Trash", the film adaptation of Andy Mulligan's novel of the same name: he tells a story about street children in Rio without falling into the usual mode of shock. He creates a world full of poverty, corruption and injustice without plunging the viewer into too deep a depression. This is partly thanks to the wonderful screenplay by Richard Curtis ("Tatsächlich...Liebe"), who loosens up the action with a lot of wonderful puns. On the other hand it is owed to the three young main actors, who radiate a completely special attitude towards life: although they live in simplest circumstances and must around-climb to the survival each day in garbage mountains, they have fun at the life and do not give up hope for a luckier future.
Thereby the film lends altogether an infectious, extremely life-affirming basic tendency to its public, by which the maintenance value of this turbulent adventure is clearly increased. In addition to the convincing actors and the beautiful script, the camera work and the music also deserve special mention. They create the perfect image and sound carpet on which the exciting story can unfold very well. Even though the story doesn't reinvent the wheel from a purely dramaturgical point of view and can definitely be regarded as conventional, the interplay of the various successful elements creates a very special impression, from which the film can also sustainably live.
"Trash" is unfortunately not the kind of film that appeals to a broad audience. That's really a shame, since Stephen Daldry has created a wonderful film on many levels, which conveys a certain message without ever losing sight of his entertainment mission. This is where lovers of more sophisticated Arthaus films get their money's worth, as well as those viewers who simply want to enjoy entertaining entertainment cinema. A real secret tip, which deserves an "absolutely worth seeing"!
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