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Rio Story

Written by Chris Thorpe.

Corrupt ex-cop Marcelo (Charles Paraventi) keeps pregnant teenager Liza (Julia Bernat) in his apartment. Rafael (Matheus Oliveira) an idealistic street-kid wants to rescue her and take her far away.

Set in one of Rio de Janeiro's most crowded favelas, this ambitious ensemble drama by Chris Thorpe 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 teenager.

Recorded in Brazil, it was made with the help of the Nós do Morro theatre in Vidigal, Rio de Janeiro.

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.

Release date:

58 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 Nov 2013 21:00


Role Contributor
LuisJulio Adriao
SidneyDanilo Moraes
FabricioAndre Cursino
Pastor JohnTatsu Carvalho
MarceloCharles Paraventi
LucianoRenan Monteiro
AngelaOlivia Emes
RafaelMatheus Oliveira
LizaJulia Bernat
FelipeFernando Arze
ActorTecca Ferreira
WriterChris Thorpe
DirectorJohn Dryden
ProducerJohn Dryden
ProducerJan Roldanus