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Nelma Kodama: The Queen of Dirty Money (2024)

Nelma Kodama: The Queen of Dirty Money (2024)

A 90-minute Nelma Kodama iceberg for the super curious

6.0

Movie

Brazil
Portuguese
Crime, Documentary
2024
JOÃO WAINER
Anzu Lawson, Nelma Kodama
95 min

TLDR

Life is just high school, they said.

What it's about

Upon release from prison, black market money dealer Nelma Kodama shares her side of the story.

The take

The beginning instantly captures Kodama’s essence, and quickly sets lofty expectations with the regal intro sequence and the clean narration and reenactments. But it’s basically a feature length interview of the subject, who shares her screen time with the supporting cast to her action drama life (assistants, love interests, the usual), tackling the big scandals that brought trouble to Kodama. It’s a worthy watch, if only for the deep Nelma Kodama and laundering iceberg; however, it does get very long and redundant in feel, which may be necessary to paint the whole picture, but at some point it’s a bunch of branches that lead to other branches and the tree is big.

What stands out

What is it with obscenely rich women hoarding shoes?

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