Two of Stephen Daldry‘s most acclaimed films, “The Hours” and “The Reader,” are meditative book adaptations that are not exactly the place where one could find fast-paced sequences in the streets of a crowded city, but in this clip from his latest film “Trash,” which is set in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the filmmaker proves that his cinematic abilities go beyond stylized period pieces. The exclusive clip above shows a heart-racing chase unlike anything the British director has done in recent memory.
In this story about surviving in an inhospitable environment and doing the right despite the difficult circumstances, Daldry cast first-time actors to play the leading parts as three boys caught up in something bigger than them after finding a mysterious wallet. Their talent is supported by A-listers Rooney Mara and Martin Sheen who also play an important part in this multinational production.
The official synopsis describes the film as follows: “When three trash-picking boys from Rio’s slums find a wallet among the daily debris of their local landfill, little do they imagine that their lives are about to change forever. But when the local police show up offering a handsome reward for the wallet’s return, the boys, Rafael (Rickson Tévis), Gardo (Eduardo Luís) and Rato (Gabriel Weinstein) realize that what they’ve found must be important.”
You can take a look at the official trailer HERE.
“Trash” opens Friday October 9th in theaters and will also be available on demand via Focus World.