Prisoner of Rio Film Details
Overview: The story of the great train robber Ronald Biggs.
Review: Any film about Ronnie Biggs has potential, as did this film. Paul Freeman makes a good Biggs. Steven Berkoff is, as always worth watching. However, what really drags this film down is the amount of footage of parades and local events. At one point, I really had to ask myself if I was watching a film about Ronnie Biggs or a Tourist guide to Rio (which is what it often felt like). There is however, some excellent location work thrown in. Paul Freeman should play Biggs again. Perhaps a film about his return to England. I wish I could recommend this film. Unfortunately, I can’t.
Country: Poland, UK, Brazil, Switzerland
Language: Polish, English
Duration: 90 min
Genre: Biography, Drama, Thriller
Also known as: Gefangen in Rio,Prisoner of Rio,A riói fogoly,Prisioneiro do Rio,Fånge i Rio,Gefangen in Rio – Ronald Biggs und der große Postzugraub,Rion vanki,Więzień Rio,Prigioniero a Rio,Затворник на Рио,Prisionero en Río,Prisionero de Rio