Four Days in September

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Four Days in September ★★ 1997 (R)

Based on the true story of Charles Burke Elbrick (Arkin), the American ambassador to Brazil who, in 1969, was kidnapped by four idealistic students, part of a Marxist revolutionary group protesting their government's military dictatorship. Their leader, Fernando Gabeira (Cardoso), wants the release of political prisoners and gives the government four days to meet his terms. Adapted from the book “What's Up, Comrade?” by Gabeira. 105m/ C VHS, DVD . BR Alan Arkin, Pedro Cardoso, Marco Ricca, Fernanda Torres; D: Bruno Barreto; W: Leopoldo Serran; C: Felix Monti; M: Stewart Copeland.