FIVE KINDS OF FEAR
DRAMA FEATURE FILM
The prison of the drug lord Sapinho, in the city of Cuiabá (Brazil) is the thread that unites the five stories of the film. Ivan is the lawyer who faces a moral dilemma when hired to defend the drug lord. Roberta is the policewoman who holds Sapinho, guided by a particular reason. Murilo is the boy who gets involved with Marlene, the drug lord's ex-girlfriend. And Antonia is the grandmother who wants the neighborhood safe again so her grandson can go to school.
Five Kinds of Fear arises from the need to talk about urban violence and how it affects us all. The story of the film is inspired by recent real events, which took the pages of the newspapers. In 2007, residents of Jardim Novo Colorado, on the outskirts of the city of Cuiabá (Brazil), gathered to raise funds to pay for the release of Sapinho, a drug lord who lived in the neighborhood and had been arrested. According to them, Sapinho guaranteed the safety of the community. Without the presence of the police and with him arrested, the thugs of other neighborhoods took over the streets.
In Five Kinds of Fear we see how violence impacts on everyone's life, regardless of age, gender or social class.