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Incredibly, it’s seven years since Danny Boyle’s Indian-set rags to riches Slumdog Millionaire hit big at the box office. Now Stephen Daldry, the director of Billy Elliot, and another British staple, Love Actually writer Richard Curtis, are hoping to replicate its success with Trash, a feel-good Brazilian coming-of-age story screening at Tyneside Cinema from Friday 30th January.

A trio of Brazilian actors star as Raphael, Gardo and Rato, street teenagers who rummage through rubbish tips in the hope of finding useful waste. And what would you know – one fateful day they come across something that will change their lives: a wallet containing evidence that threatens to bring down their corrupt local government. The question is whether to turn the wallet for a reward or become unlikely whistleblowers.

As with Slumdog, much dialogue is spoken in the characters’ native tongue, with Curtis’ script having been translated. Two westerners are on hand however to aid and abet the dilemma; the legendary Martin Sheen stars as a priest whose confidence they seek, while Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) crops up as an NGO aid-worker.

A fine follow up to Boyle’s runway hit, this is just the ticket to have audiences up on their feet shouting whatever the Brazilian equivalent is to Jai Ho!

Trash begins screening at the Tyneside Cinema from Friday 30th January.

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