Synopsis: When two trash-picking boys from Rio's slums find a wallet in amongst the daily detritus of their local dump, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up, offering a handsome reward for the wallet's return, the boys, Rafael and Gardo, realize that what they've found must be important.
Director(s): Stephen Daldry, Christian Duurvoort (co-director)
Production: Focus Features
  Nominated for 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min


Kill him, Raphael!

Kill him - let's go!

When you watch this video...

I'll probably be dead.

The police are after me

because I've got something very

valuable to a powerful politician.

But I'm not going to give it up.

They'll have to come get me.

I was afraid before - not now.

I'm going to finish what

Jose Angelo started.

I found something for us.

I found something for us.


I'll show you later.

The boss is an ass

paying less because I'm a kid.

I said I had something good, right?

Smell the cash.

Knock it off.

See this? It's yours.

What about the rest?

Trust me.

All right, go and change this.

Hurry up.

Throw this away.

Don't be crazy.

See you at the church.

I want my money back!

Mad man.

Jose Angelo.

The Animal Lottery...

Congressman Santos...

This can't happen during my election.

Get it out of him.

We want the money and the book.

Tell me.

What was in the wallet?


Don't worry, I know how to fix this.

After we finish, we'll eat.


The name... of the animal.

Hey, Gardo.

Check this out.

Some good chicken.

You spent all our money?

Such a dick.

Come on, let's get Maria to cook it up.

Good food tonight, guys!

A friend has lost something important.

He'll pay everyone R$20 to help find it.

We know it's here.

Hey - don't drop it..

Gardo, watch out.

Taking pictures? Take one of me.

Strike a nice pose.

What's going on?

We're looking for something.

A wallet.

It was lost, we need to find it.

Any reward for it?

How much?


What's your name?


And you?


How old are you?

14, too.

You always answer for your boyfriend?

If he is or isn't, that's

not your business...


So why do the police give a damn?

The wallet is important.

Very important.

It's a clue to solve a crime, get it?

I get it.

Will you be here tomorrow to help me?

Of course.

Good boy.

How did you pay for this?

Like I always say...

Never trust a policeman.

Police treat poor people like trash.

Everyone knows that.

Except this dumbass here.

So tomorrow we work and get our R$20-

then hand in the wallet

and claim the R$1000.


Why not?

I don't believe a word of it.

You're crazy - he's cool.

What's your problem?

R$1000 fora wallet? He's

after something else.

Like what?

This guy.

That's just some guy.

Tomorrow the wallet might be worth R$2000.

You never know.

I don't know if I'm crazy

or just too persistent.

You're persistent all right.

Where are we going?

Rat's place.

Not Rat!

He smells, man.

He's our only option.

Why Rat?

No-one will look there.

You're paranoid.

You let the cop take photos...

and told him our names.

You're an idiot.

And you have chicken poo in your head.

No I don't.


Do not.

Look at the rats - Jesus!

I'll be waiting here.


Do us a favour?


Keep something for us?

The police are looking for it...

Where's the cash?

What cash?

No deal then, shit for brains.

Ok, we spent it.

No money and you want help?

What's in it for me?

There's a reward.

How much?


Stay out of it, jerk.

Let's go, he's a dick.

I'll give you a cut.

An even cut?

There's no point - let's go.

I bet this is what they're after.

I know what it opens.

Tell me.

Equal cut?

People don't like me at the dump.

I'm the sewer kid.

It's my disease...

What can you do?

We have to follow the Rat - come on!

How do we get past the cops?

Where's he taking us?

That way. Get in there...

What are you doing back here?

Got to go in...

Who's there?

Who's there?

My friends.

You setting me up?

You're vermin. You don't have friends.

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