Release Date: In Select Theaters and Globally on Netflix in November 2021
Directed by: Alexandre Moratto
Written by: Thayná Mantesso, Alexandre Moratto
Produced by: Ramin Bahrani, Fernando Meirelles, Alexandre Moratto, Andrea Barata Ribeiro, Bel Berlinck
Cast: Christian Malheiros, Rodrigo Santoro, Bruno Rocha, Vitor Julian, Lucas Oranmian, Cecília Homem de Mello, Dirce Thomaz
18-year-old Mateus (Christian Malheiros) hopes to provide a better life for his working-class family in the countryside. Accepting a new job in São Paolo, he is shuttled into the city with a handful of other teenage boys from his town, unaware of what awaits them: exhausting work in a scrapyard and their identity cards seized by a vicious taskmaster and exploiter, Luca (Rodrigo Santoro), who threatens them with the unthinkable if they try to escape.
But, as Mateus learns, even the boss has a boss. And if he wants to find a way out, what will he have to become?
Torn from the dark side of today’s economic desperation, 7 Prisoners is a tense thriller, one that deepens into a masterful study of power, solidarity and betrayal. Produced by the Oscar-nominated filmmakers Fernando Meirelles (City of God) and Ramin Bahrani (The White Tiger), the film is the second feature from writer-director Alexandre Moratto (Sócrates), who confirms his status as a major new voice of Brazilian cinema.
More information: www.netflix.com/7Prisoners