Executive Order

Executive Order

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. EXECUTIVE ORDER is the directorial debut of one of Brazil’s most acclaimed actors, Lázaro Ramos

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Lázaro Ramos




Director: Lázaro Ramos
Executive Producer: Mariza Figueiredo
Producer: Daniel Filho, Tania Rocha
Screenwriter: Lusa Silvestre, Lázaro Ramos
Cinematographer: Adrian Teijido
Editor: Diana Vasconcellos
Production Designer: Tiago Marques
Sound Designer: Waldir Xavier
Music: Plinio Profeta, Rincon Sapiência, Kiko de Souza
Principal Cast: Alfred Enoch, Taís Araújo, Seu Jorge, Adriana Esteves, Renata Sorrah, Willian Russel Enoch, Mariana Xavier, Aldri Anunciação, Flavio Bauraqui, Emicida


(H2O) Paulo Braga
Public Film Contact
Fernando Muniz
Publicity Contact
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Sales Agent
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Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2020
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Genre: Drama, Sci-Fi
Screening Section: Global
Screening Category: Narrative Feature
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Runtime: 94 mins