VIPs

VIPs is the thrilling new adventure from producer Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener), based on a true story of one of the world's most legendary conmen.

Marcelo (Wagner Moura, Elite Squad), an average teenager, always wanted to be someone...else. Always impersonating those around him and dreaming of traveling the world and living the high life as a pilot like his father, he runs away from home. But what begins as just another flight of fancy will send Marcelo from seamy criminal underworld to the glamorous world of high society. Changing everything from his name to his looks to keep up, Marcelo must figure out who he is and who he wants to be - before he loses himself entirely.

From Focus Features, the premiere global brand in original and daring cinema, comes FOCUS WORLD. Charged with finding the most exciting voices in international and independent film, Focus World is proud to bring you VIPs.

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VIPs is the thrilling new adventure from producer Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Constant Gardener), based on a true story of one of the world's most legendary conmen.

Marcelo (Wagner Moura, Elite Squad), an average teenager, always wanted to be someone...else. Always impersonating those around him and dreaming of traveling the world and living the high life as a pilot like his father, he runs away from home. But what begins as just another flight of fancy will send Marcelo from seamy criminal underworld to the glamorous world of high society. Changing everything from his name to his looks to keep up, Marcelo must figure out who he is and who he wants to be - before he loses himself entirely.

From Focus Features, the premiere global brand in original and daring cinema, comes FOCUS WORLD. Charged with finding the most exciting voices in international and independent film, Focus World is proud to bring you VIPs.

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