Archive of films The Inspector / O Inspetor

1988, 11 min

Section: New Brazilian Documentary
Year: 2002

Detective Jamil Warwar has been sent to the sticks for implicating several Brazilian politicians and representatives of the social set in the international cocaine trade. While tracking down his man he often dresses up as a woman.


Detective Jamil Warwar gained fame as a master of disguises – sometimes including ladies’ wear – when he solved the Claudio case, a story that created a great hullabaloo in the Brazilian press. He implicated several politicians and important representatives of the social elite who had their fingers in the international cocaine market. For this he was reassigned to a distant and forgotten region of Brazil. The documentary won the Leon Hirzman Prize conferred by the International Critics’ Association at the Rio de Janiero IFF; and the government of the state of Rio de Janiero named it Best Brazilian Film.

About the director

Arthur Omar is a director, actor, photographer, painter and writer of art books in one. His feature Triste Trópico is considered “one of the best fifteen Brazilian films ever.” He has also made a number of shorts and music videos, and his photographs have been exhibited at top shows in Brazil and Europe. Filmography (selected): Congo, The Year 1798 (O anno de 1798), The Treasure of Youth (Tesouro da Juventude).

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: New Brazilian Documentary
Director: Arthur Omar
Screenplay: Arthur Omar
Dir. of Photography: Walter Carvalho
Music: Gustav Mahler, Symfonie č. 2 "Vzkříšení"/ Second Symphony (Resurrection)
Editor: Aída Marques
Production: Melopéia/Córtex c/o Grupo Novo de Cinema e TV

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