The Trial (2018)


The impeachment and removal from office of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff in 2016 was triggered by a corruption scandal involving, among others, her then vice-president Michel Temer. Director Maria Augusta Ramos follows the trial against Rousseff from the point of view of her defence team. This is a courtroom drama that unfolds slowly: the appearances of the various parties gradually turn the proceedings into something akin to theatre. Inside the courtroom, grand emotions are played to full effect whilst, on the other side of the doors, lobbyists and supporters pace the corridors. Meanwhile, outside, in front of Brasília’s modernist government buildings, demonstrators are chanting like a Greek chorus. Only the main character, Rousseff herself, remains professional and aloof.

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Movie Score: 8.7/10 from 3 votes
Release Date: 2018-05-17
Status: Released
Run time: 137 min / 2:17
Production Studio : Nofoco Filmes Produções Cinematográficas, Conijn Film, Autentika Films, Canal Brasil, Vitrine Filmes
Production Country: Brazil
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The Trial Casts

Dilma Rousseff
as Herself
Gleisi Hoffmann
as Herself
Lindbergh Farias
as Himself
Janaína Paschoal
as Herself
José Eduardo Cardozo
as Himself
Eduardo Cunha
as Himself
Roberto Requião
as Himself
Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
as Himself
Jean Wyllys
as Himself
Aécio Neves
as Himself
Chico Buarque
as Himself

The Trial Crew

Directing Maria Augusta Ramos Director
Editing Karen Akerman Editor
Camera Alan Schvarsberg Director of Photography
Sound Marta Lopes Sound