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This crime drama is Amazon’s first Brazilian scripted series, and it looks like an exciting entry in the thriving genre of international crime thrillers. It tells an inspired-by-true-events story of a father and son on opposite sides of Rio de Janeiro’s drug war. Victor is a cop whose life’s work is fighting cocaine trafficking. But his son Pedro is an addict, and despite Victor’s best efforts, he takes to a life of crime and becomes one of the most wanted figures in Rio’s criminal underworld. If you’re from Brazil, you know about Pedro Dom, and now the rest of the world gets to learn this wild story.

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From John Doyle at Globe and Mail:

It’s not the first time that the unearthly beauty of Rio has been presented as concealing an intense depravity and corruption, but here it is seen as a ceaselessly generational malignancy. Full Review

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