Jenipapo

  • 93'
  • Brazil
  • 1995
A knife-edge thriller set in the slums of Brazil. Money- grubbers and bloodthirsty landowners are after squatters in the Bahía region - they are driven out and even killed. Father Stephen Louis has for years defended the interests of the poor, even when his own life is threatened. But now he has remained silent for three months. When the Brazilian congress votes on a proposal to give landowners even more power, his help is needed more than ever. However Father Louis refuses to speak out. The American reporter Michael Coleman wants to break through the silence - it will only take an interview to torpedo the proposal. Despite his thorough preparations, he can't get to speak to Father Louis. At the last moment Michael cracks and tramples the journalistic code of ethics.
Director
Monique Gardenberg
Premiere
European premiere
Countries of production
Brazil, USA
Production Year
1995
Festival Edition
IFFR 1996
Length
93'
Medium
35mm
Languages
English, Portuguese
Producer
Boku Films
Screenplay
Cyrus Nowrasteh, Monique Gardenberg