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Rio Story

Fast-paced thriller by Chris Thorpe, set in one of Rio de Janeiro's most crowded favelas, exploring a single day in the lives of a varied group of complicated characters.

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.

58 minutes

Last on

Fri 1 Nov 2013 21:00


Role Contributor
Luis Julio Adriao
Sidney Danilo Moraes
Fabricio Andre Cursino
Pastor John Tatsu Carvalho
Marcelo Charles Paraventi
Luciano Renan Monteiro
Angela Olivia Emes
Rafael Matheus Oliveira
Liza Julia Bernat
Felipe Fernando Arze
Actor Tecca Ferreira
Writer Chris Thorpe
Director John Dryden
Producer John Dryden
Producer Jan Roldanus


  • Fri 16 Mar 2012 21:00
  • Fri 1 Nov 2013 21:00