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'7 Prisoners', New Netflix Film, Makes Its World Premiere at the 78th Venice Film Festival

'7 Prisoners', New Netflix Film, Makes Its World Premiere at the 78th Venice Film Festival

Sao Paulo, Brazil, July 2021- Directed by Alexandre Moratto and starring Christian Malheiros and Rodrigo Santoro, Netflix's new Brazilian film, 7 Prisoners, will be screened for the first time on September 6 during the 78th Venice Film Festival. The plot follows young Mateus (Malheiros) who leaves the countryside searching for a job opportunity in São Paulo at a junkyard run by Luca (Santoro). Once there, he ends up becoming a victim of a work system analogous to slavery. After the global debut at the festival, 7 Prisoners will officially premiere later in 2021 on Netflix.

The film was selected to participate in the Festival in the Orizzonti Extra category, which brings together works of different genres, audience and length. The production is by Ramin Bahrani (responsible for The White Tiger, also from Netflix) and Fernando Meirelles, with O2 Filmes, and the script is signed by Thayná Mantesso and director Alexandre Moratto. Known for his work in Sócrates (2018), this is the second feature film by the Brazilian-American filmmaker.

More Brazil On Screen

7 Prisoners is one of the national productions that will be released later this year by Netflix. From July to December, original and unprecedented Brazilian content will be launched every month, with exclusivity, at the streaming service - fictional and documentary series, movies and reality shows: the best Brazilian stories in different genres and formats, to different tastes and moods.

About Netflix

Netflix is the world's leading streaming entertainment service with 209 million paid memberships in over 190 countries enjoying TV series, documentaries and feature films across a wide variety of genres and languages. Members can watch as much as they want, anytime, anywhere, on any internet-connected screen. Members can play, pause and resume watching, all without commercials or commitments.

About O2 Filmes

Founded in 1991 by Fernando Meirelles, Paulo Morelli and Andrea Barata Ribeiro, O2 Filmes has produced over 40 projects, including feature films and series awarded at global festivals in Cannes, Berlin and Venice, and at the Emmy and BAFTA ceremonies. O2 carries out independent projects as well as projects in partnership with major international studios and TV stations. It currently stands among the most creative and eminent producers within the international market, and the only one in Brazil with 5 Oscar nominations, producing world-renowned and award-winning content for broadcast and pay TV, as well as VOD.

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