Scene from the film They Killed My Brother
Scene from the film They Killed My Brother
Scene from the film They Killed My Brother

They Killed My Brother

  • Brazil
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When filmmaker Cristiano Burlan decided to rebuild the events surrounding his brother’s death, he launched himself in a personal journey that took him into a circle of violence in the neighborhoods in the suburbs of São Paulo, such as Capão Redondo. He and his family lived there in 2001, when his brother Rafael Burlan da Silva was killed, at the age of 22, by 7 gunshots. Examining the reasons of his brother’s involvement with drugs and car thefts, the director lays bare pieces of his own family history.

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  • Original title
    Mataram meu irmão
  • Direction
  • DOP
    Rafael Nobre
  • Editing
    Lincoln Péricles, Cristiano Burlan
  • Music
    Guilherme Garbato, Gustavo Garbato
  • Duration
    77 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Brazil
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • ELA FILMES
      • Brazil
  • Festivals
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