Hill of Pleasures
April 20, 2014
Hill of Pleasures, a documentary about policing a Rio de Janeiro slum, sounds really interesting from the write up. And then, all settled in the theatre, and you get:
- a minute of watching a woman get her hair buzzed
- 2 minutes of ‘grandma’ walking down the path, clutching the building walls as she goes (“watch out for that parked motorcycle!”)
- cops caught on film intervening for things like… searches that turn up no drugs or weapons — and noise complaints.
Yawn. Once the credits started to roll, at the Hot Docs presentation, A mass exodus occurred – despite the promise of Q&A with the producer.
Rating: 2/5 — it was shot well, but was a snoozefest.
(This review originally written on April 2013)