Padilha at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2013
José Bastos Padilha Neto
August 1, 1967
|Alma mater||Oxford University|
|Occupation||Film director, producer and screenwriter|
|Known for|| Elite Squad |
Elite Squad: The Enemy Within
José Bastos Padilha Neto Portuguese pronunciation: [ʒuˈzɛ paˈdʒiʎɐ] ; born August 1, 1967) is a Brazilian film director, producer and screenwriter. He is best known for directing the Brazilian critical and financial successes Elite Squad and Elite Squad: The Enemy Within and the 2014 remake of RoboCop . He has won the Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival for Elite Squad in 2008. He is also the producer of the Netflix original series Narcos , starring frequent collaborator Wagner Moura, and directed the first two episodes in the series.(
Padilha was born in Rio de Janeiro. Before making films, he studied business, politics, and economics in Rio de Janeiro. He attended Oxford University and studied literature and international politics.
In 1997, Padilha co-founded the production company Zazen Produções with Marcos Prado,whom he met at Oxford. In the years to come, Zazen Produções would become hugely instrumental in his film making affairs.
Padilha emerged onto the Brazilian movie scene with his first feature film Bus 174 (2002). The film was a documentary feature produced by his production company; it detailed the story of a bus hijacking in his home town. Employing his interest in politics, Padilha used the film to show how social engineered poverty in Rio de Janeiro had an effect on crime.The movie was a success, earning $217,201 at the box office, but caused controversy for some who believed that Padilha was sympathizing with a criminal, and portraying the police as incompetent and corrupt. The film received a lot of attention in several film festivals, including Vancouver, Sundance, and San Francisco.
In 2007, Padilha directed Elite Squad , his first fictional film. The film was a commercial and critical success, seen by more than 11 million people in Brazil, coming in at number 1 in 2007. In 2008, Padilha won the Golden Bear at the Berlin Film Festival for Elite Squad, bringing him international attention. The budget was just over 6 million dollars, and included funding from the Weinstein Company, and several others.This film sparked discussions regarding police brutality in Brazil, as well as their alleged involvement with gang related activities. Due to the success of Elite Squad, a 2010 sequel was released: Elite Squad: The Enemy Within . It still holds the record highest domestic grossing film and all-time largest box office ticket sales in Brazil. This film was selected as Brazil's official Academy Awards' entry in 2012 for Best Foreign Film, but it did not make the final shortlist. The films form part of a planned trilogy, examining the influence of media, police and politicians on society.
After Elite Squad, Padilha made two more documentary films. The first documentary was Garapa , which follows a family of three fighting to stave off hunger in Brazil.The documentary film Secrets of the Tribe premièred at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival to critical acclaim. This film explores certain allegations first brought to light in Patrick Tierney's book Darkness in El Dorado (2000), that anthropologists studying the Yanomami Indians in the 1960s and 1970s engaged in bizarre and inappropriate interactions with the tribe, including sexual and medical violations.
After the huge success of both Elite Squad films, Padilha was offered several films by Sony. He declined them all before deciding to film a reboot of the 1987 sci-fi classic, RoboCop . Padilha said, "I went to into Sony and they were offering me a lot of movies, but none of them were Robocop. I didn't want to make any of those movies they were talking about. And there was a Robocop poster in the room. Eventually I said to them, do you own Robocop? And they go like, 'Yeah'…and I said, you know, I want to do it…"On March 2, 2011, it was announced that Padilha would direct the rebooted RoboCop film. The film was released on February 12, 2014. Padilha continued with his political narrative by using the film to illustrate the dangers and moral hazards of automated violence. To date, the film has grossed over $240 million worldwide, but has received mixed reviews.
|2007||Elite Squad||Portuguese||Golden Bear|
|2010||Elite Squad: The Enemy Within||Portuguese|
|Secrets of the Tribe||Yanomaman/Spanish/Italian/English|
|Rio, I Love You||English|
|2015||Narcos||English/Spanish||Netflix series||Director (2 episodes), executive producer|
|2018||O Mecanismo||Portuguese||Netflix series||Director (8 episodes), executive producer|
|2018||Narcos: Mexico||English/Spanish||Netflix series||Executive producer|
RoboCop is a 1987 American science fiction action film directed by Paul Verhoeven and written by Edward Neumeier and Michael Miner. The film stars Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Kurtwood Smith, Miguel Ferrer, and Ronny Cox. Set in a crime-ridden Detroit, Michigan, in the near future, RoboCop centers on police officer Alex Murphy (Weller) who is murdered by a gang of criminals and subsequently revived by the megacorporation Omni Consumer Products as the superhuman cyborg law enforcer RoboCop.
RoboCop 2 is a 1990 American science fiction action film directed by Irvin Kershner, written by Frank Miller and Walon Green, starring Peter Weller, Nancy Allen, Dan O'Herlihy, Belinda Bauer, Tom Noonan and Gabriel Damon. It is the first sequel to the 1987 film RoboCop and the second entry in the RoboCop media franchise. Set in a dystopian Detroit, the plot centers around the eponymous RoboCop (Weller) as he becomes embroiled in a scheme made by Omni Consumer Products to bankrupt and take over the city while also fighting the spread of a highly-addictive street drug and its leader, the cult-like Cain (Noonan). The film was shot on-location in Houston. It was the final theatrically-released film directed by Kershner, before he died on November 27, 2010. It was also the final appearance of O'Herlihy in the series.
Bus 174 is a Brazilian documentary film released on October 22, 2002. It is the directorial debut of director José Padilha and co-director Felipe Lacerda. In 2000, Sandro do Nascimento, a young man from a poor background, held passengers on a bus hostage for four hours. The event was caught live on television. The movie examines the incident and what life is like in the slums and favelas of Rio de Janeiro and how the criminal justice system in Brazil treats the lower classes. Within the film, Padilha interviews former and current street children, members of the Rio police force, the Rio BOPE police team, family members, and sociologists in order to gain insight into what led Nascimento to carry out the hijacking.
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