Baptism of Blood
Filmfest 2007

BAPTISM OF BLOOD tells an extraordinary but true episode of the struggle against the military dictatorship that ruled Brazil from 1964 to 1985. Five Dominican friars in Sao Paulo supported a Brazilian Marxist urban guerrilla movement, National Liberation Action (ALN), one of the most active of its kind between 1968 and 1972 in Brazil's large cities. They were arrested and found themselves under the thumb of Inspector Sergio Fleury, one of the military dictatorship's most infamous torturers and death squad organisers.

tags: Feature film

Cast: Caio Blat, Daniel de Oliveira, Cassio Gabus Mendes, Leo Quintão, Odilon Esteves


Director: Helvecio Ratton