About the film
Release Date: November 25, 1999
|Production Companies||:||Raiz Produções Cinematográficas|
|Director||:||João Batista de Andrade|
|Producers||:||Assunção Hernandes, Fernando Andrade|
|Writers||:||João Batista de Andrade, Bernardo Élis|
Vicente, a tax collector, is sent to a distant region to defy the dominion of Melo, a powerful landowner. When Melo's henchmen burn down the collector's office building, the government retaliates by deploying soldiers, overseen by Carvalho, a hard-headed judge. Carvalho orders the soldiers to invade Melo's land, which prompts the start of a full-blown war.