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Os 12 trabalhos / The 12 Labours
Horizontes Selection
Os 12 Trabalhos
Foto: SSIFF
Os 12 Trabalhos
Foto: SSIFF

Heracles is a poor young black boy from São Paulo recently released from the remand home in which he was doing time who?s attempt to turn a new leaf in life lands him a job as a motorcycle courier. On his first day at work, still on trial, he is given twelve tasks to do, bringing him into contact with a motley crew of big city inhabitants: civil servants, cops, lawyers, teachers, drug dealers, etc. The tension between Heracles? apparent fragility in the face of the problems set before him and his endeavour to find a new life far from the world of crime draws a realistic portrait of one of the biggest social issues in today?s Brazil: that of youngsters with no perspectives.
BIOGRAPHY
São Paulo, 1968. Studied filmmaking at São Paulo University, starting his career with the award-winning shorts Derrube Jack and Lumpet. In 1999, he directed the documentary Um Filme de Marcos Medeiros, winner of a prize at Brasilia Festival. Following several works for television, he shot his first feature film De Passagem (2004), winner of Best Film and Best Director at the Gramado Festival (Brazil). Os 12 trabalhos is his second movie.
CAST & CREW
Director
Ricardo Elias
Screenplay
Claudio Yosida, Ricardo Elias
Photography
Jay Yamashita
Edition
Willem Dias
Music
André Abujamra
Cast
Sidney Santiago, Flávio Bauraqui, Vera Mancini, Vanessa Giácomo, Francisca Queiroz
Running Time
90 m.
Country
Brazil
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