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Pacified (Pacificado)2019

Pacified (Pacificado) (2019)




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Tati, an introspective 13 year old girl struggles to connect with her estranged father, Jaca, after he is released from prison in the turbulent wake of the Rio Olympics. As Brazilian "Pacification" Police battle to maintain a tenuous occupation of the surrounding Rio favelas, Tati and Jaca must navigate the clashing forces threatening to derail their hope for the future. Born of a seven year creative collaboration between the community of 'Morro dos Prazeres' and writer/director, Paxton Winters, PACIFIED offers a bracingly intimate portrait of a family trying to find peace in the ever-shifting urban battlefield they call home.


Critic Reviews for Pacified (Pacificado)

All Critics (7) | Top Critics (1)

While the overlong film doesn't sustain the surging vitality of its establishing scenes, this is a textured snapshot of complicated lives, imbued with an enveloping sense of place.

April 26, 2020 | Full Review…

It's an isolating feeling shared by nearly all of the other characters trying to survive this latest government intervention.

May 14, 2020 | Full Review…

It never deepens, it never settles, it never cares about developing the narration. [Full Review in Spanish]

December 13, 2019 | Full Review…

Pacified does not surprise nor does it bring anything special that hasn't been seen before.

October 8, 2019 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

It's a quietly powerful drama, unusually devoid of actual violence given the genre, instead revealing the myriad psychological effects of drug and gang culture on individuals and founded on the touching bond that develops between Jaca and Tati.

October 1, 2019 | Full Review…

Pacified is, above all, a story about humanity that resides in the most unprotected places. [Full review in Spanish]

September 26, 2019 | Full Review…

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