Kidnappings, murder, high level corruption and ear reconstruction are all part of life in Brazil’s Sao Paulo. The best documentaries cover all angles of a story, and here, nobody has been left out. The police, the government, potential victims and actual victims, a kidnapper, along with a plastic surgeon, the guy who makes bullet proof cars, and a frog farmer all get screen time. It’s a fascinating look into the endemic corruption that’s part of Brazil’s government, and the way the poor are driven to crime.
‘I have a problem’, admits filmmaker, Amy Ferraris. ‘I’m obsessed with the cappuccino’. And so Ferraris explains the motivation for her film — The Perfect Cappuccino — a 90-minute exploration of the history, science and popular explosion of the velvety coffee beverage.