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Executive Order

2020 1h 21m Drama List
88% Tomatometer 17 Reviews 62% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Set in a dystopian near future in Rio de Janeiro, a lawyer (Alfred Enoch) sues the Brazilian government for reparation of all descendants of African slaves in the country. The authoritarian government responds by signing an executive order sending all black citizens to Africa as an excuse to repay the debts of slavery. Citizens are measured by their skin color, hunted, and exiled to Africa against their will. While the army and police enforce the law, he enlists his uncle (Seu Jorge) to find his wife (Taís Araújo), a doctor who has gone missing and joins an underground movement. The three of them fight the madness that has taken over the country and spark a resistance that inspires the nation. Read More Read Less

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Cath Clarke Guardian Achilling believability creeps into this dystopian debut from actor-turned-director Lázaro Ramos that’s hard to shake off. Rated: 3/5 Jul 11, 2022 Full Review Selome Hailu Austin Chronicle There's enough here to fill a miniseries or television show, and it's worth wondering how well that might have served the story. Still, all this is to say - Executive Order brings a lot to the table. Mar 25, 2021 Full Review Abby Olcese RogerEbert.com Ramos' film has strong potential, but lacks a consistent vision. Mar 20, 2021 Full Review Alessandra Rangel InSession Film The development of its characters is deeply shallow, leaving them in simple stereotypical profiles. Rated: C Mar 13, 2023 Full Review LaNeysha Campbell But Why Tho? A Geek Community Executive Order is striking, powerful, and well worth the watch. It has the potential to spark thoughtful discussions and provide unique perspectives on race. Rated: 8/10 Jan 17, 2023 Full Review Eddie Harrison film-authority.com …does a good job taking the temperature of a world aflame… Rated: 4/5 Jul 20, 2022 Full Review Read all reviews

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loany f Excellent story, unique development Rated 5 out of 5 stars 07/17/23 Full Review Lucas D Executive oreder, is a good movie, a plot that we can identify with the character and understand his position And attitudes, it was a good start for Ramos as director Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 04/21/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis Set in a dystopian near future in Rio de Janeiro, a lawyer (Alfred Enoch) sues the Brazilian government for reparation of all descendants of African slaves in the country. The authoritarian government responds by signing an executive order sending all black citizens to Africa as an excuse to repay the debts of slavery. Citizens are measured by their skin color, hunted, and exiled to Africa against their will. While the army and police enforce the law, he enlists his uncle (Seu Jorge) to find his wife (Taís Araújo), a doctor who has gone missing and joins an underground movement. The three of them fight the madness that has taken over the country and spark a resistance that inspires the nation.
Director
Lázaro Ramos
Producer
Daniel Filho, Tania Rocha
Screenwriter
Lázaro Ramos, Lusa Silvestre, Aldri Anunciação, Elísio Lopes Jr.
Genre
Drama
Original Language
Portuguese (Brazil)
Runtime
1h 21m