Peacetime (2009)

Director
Daniel Filho

Main cast
Dan Stulbach; Tony Ramos; Daniel Filho; Louise Cardoso

Genres
Drama, Foreign

Description
Rio de Janeiro, April 18, 1945. Brazil's foreign policy aligns closely with that of the United States and opens a brief period of democratic rule after the end of World War 2. For years, hundreds of people were arrested and tortured by the Vargas regime. But with the external pressure, several political prisoners gain freedom.


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