7 Prisoners review – a powerful tale of slavery in modern-day São Paulo

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Brazilian manager Alexandre Moratto’s follow-up to his award-winning debut Socrates, 7 Prisoners delves into the taxable of modern slavery done the eyes of 18-year-old Mateus (Christian Malheiros, excellent). In bid to enactment his family, Mateus takes a occupation successful the city, but finds himself imprisoned and moving disconnected a seemingly endless indebtedness to his leader (Rodrigo Santoro). His archetypal absorption is desperation and anger, but Mateus is astute and negotiates with his captor connected behalf of his chap workers. The alternatively on-the-nose storytelling grows progressively analyzable and absorbing the further that the protagonist ventures into morally ambiguous territory.