Executive Order

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Title: Executive Order (Original title: Medida Provisória)

Genre: Feature Film — Thriller/Comedy

Fiction | 94 minutes

Directed by Lázaro Ramos

Production Company: Lereby

Cast: Alfred Enoch, Seu Jorge, Taís Araújo, Adriana Esteves, Renata Sorrah

Synopsis:  Set in a dystopian near future in Rio de Janeiro, a lawyer sues the Brazilian government for reparation of all descendants of African slaves in the country. The authoritarian government responds by signing an executive order sending all black citizens to Africa as an excuse to repay the debts of slavery. Citizens are measured by their skin color, hunted, and exiled to Africa against their will. While the army and police enforce the law, he enlists his cousin to find his wife, a doctor who has gone missing and joins an underground movement. The three of them fight the madness that has taken over the country and spark a resistance that inspires the nation.

Highlights: Directorial debut of one of Brazil’s most acclaimed actors Lázaro Ramos (Madame Satã, Carandiru); Official Selection SXSW 2020 and Moscow International Film Festival 2020

Contact information: Elo Company, Sabrina Nudeliman Wagon (sales@elocompany.com)

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