The Trial

  • Maria Ramos
  • Brazil, Netherlands, Germany
  • 2018
  • 140 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Masters
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The Trial offers a behind-the-scenes look at the impeachment of Dilma Rousseff, Brazil’s first female President. The film portrays the “judicial political” trial at the Senate focusing on the President’s Defense Team. Rousseff was the first woman democratically elected to hold the Brazilian presidency. Jailed and tortured from 1970 to 1972 under the military dictatorship, she has become a symbol for the quest of democracy of the Brazilian people. Maria Ramos films the trial that led to her impeachment with a powerful energy that recalls the very best political thrillers of the seventies.


Maria Ramos
Maria Ramos for Nofoco Filmes
Wout Conijn for Conijn Film, Autentika Films, Paulo de Carvalho for Autentika Films, Autentika Films
Involved TV Channel
Canal Brasil


World Sales
Ryan Krivoshey / Grasshopper Film
Festival Handling
Wout Conijn for Conijn Film

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