A Divis?o (The Division) is a very intense and realistic action thriller about a special police unit that was brought into existence and used extreme harsh methods to end a growing wave of kidnappings, the regular police couldn't cope with, that terrorized Rio de Janeiro and the nation till 1997.
The film also shows the police corruption interwoven with the hunt for the kidnapper of the daughter of a high ranked politician.
The filming, the script, sound and acting is superb. The action is realistic and raw. There is a well-played out development of the characters and the film ends like it should and how this world is. The real heroes are very seldom the people that eagerly step in the spotlights to display themselves on national TV as rescuers of the nation.