Rio Story

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What to expect

Set in one of Rio de Janeiro’s most crowded favelas, this ambitious drama is part love-story and part thriller revolving around a single day in the lives of a couple of thieves, a crooked policeman, a charity worker, a priest, a blind revolutionary and a pregnant street-kid. Recorded in Brazil, it was made with the help of the Nos do Morro theatre in Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro. Starring Charles Paraventi as Marcelo, Julia Bernat as Liza and Matheus Oliveira as Rafael, with Julio Adriao, Danilo Moraes, Andre Cursino, Tatsu Carvalho, Renan Monteiro, Olivia Emes, Fernando Arze and Tecca Ferreira. Written by Chris Thorpe. Casting: Ana Dias Carter and Estela Albani. Production coordinator: Jazmin Castillo. Sound design: Steve Bond. Producer in Brazil: Jan Roldanus. Producer/Director: John Dryden. A Goldhawk Essential Production for BBC Radio 4.

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