| Action, Drama, History
Facing a violent military dictatorship and an intimidated opposition, writer-turned-politician Carlos Marighella articulates a resistance all the while ousting heinous crimes of torture and the infamous censorship instituted by the regime.
The first choice to play Marighella was musician Mano Brown, the leader of Brazilian rap group Racionais. Since Marighella was a poet, director Wagner Moura felt there was nothing more fitting than a black man from the favelas who's also a poet and at the same time is very aggressive with his lyrics and the things he says, even though he wasn't an actor. By the time rehearsals started, Brown was still with a busy music schedule and wasn't able to commit to the film. So the character was recast three weeks before shooting began.