In 1992, the actress was killed Daniela Perez Brazil shocked. Now, 20 years later, the case is detailed in “The Brutal Pact: The Assassination of Daniela Perez,” a documentary series authored by HBO Max, whose first teaser was released on Tuesday (5), exclusively, at hugogloss.com. Production in the platform catalog begins on July 21.
Directed by Tatiana Issa and Goto Barra, who also wrote the script, the series will include five episodes. “Through extensive research work, we shine a light on the brutality of the crime, with information not disclosed at the time of the murder”Goto promises. “Daniela Pérez’s case inspires a lot of emotion and her documentary photography reveals not only Daniela as an artist, daughter and wife, but also the inadequacies of the Brazilian legal system”Tatiana adds.
author’s daughter Gloria PerezDaniela was stabbed to death at the age of 22 by Guilherme de Padua and his wife, Paula Tomaz. Nearly 30 years later, Gloria has revisited the story, sharing her thoughts and feelings about the crime, classified as a double-degree murder. At that time, she was actively involved in investigations, tracking witnesses, identifying potential evidence, and helping to expose wrongdoing by the Brazilian authorities.
“I always wanted to tell this story the way it happened. In 1992 I was doing my first solo drama series, at 9pm I was back at Globo. Danny had been doing well in her career. Life seems like a beautiful, open road. We only saw good things on the horizon. But all of a sudden, it all exploded. It sucked. Truth is one, versions are many”says the author in the trailer.
In addition to Gloria Perez, the production has such names as Gloria MariaAnd the Claudia RayaAnd the Fabio AssuncaoMauricio Matar Christiana Oliveira Eric Johnson. The widow of actress Raul Gasola also left her statement. “Over 40 years of journalism, it was one of the most horrible and brutal things I have ever seen in my life”Gloria Maria remembers.
They killed my wife. It’s been 30 years since Danny was murdered and I still don’t understand.”she says Raul Gasolawhen you cry. “Justice doesn’t understand much, sometimes, right?!”contemplates Mauricio Matar.
The documentary also features the unpublished speeches of professionals who were essential in reshaping and resolving the case, such as Prosecutor Pinheiro Filho, key witness Antonio Corrado, journalists Lucilia Cordoville and Elsa Boychat, as well as specialists in psychopaths.
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Daniela Pérez was killed with 18 holes in her body, in 1992, when she left a recording of the soap opera “De Corpo e Alma”, for Globo, where she was the protagonist. The author of the crime is Guilherme de Padua, who played the role of Bira in the same plot. At the time, he claimed that he had killed his teammate because of “She thinks her role has been scaled back, while the young woman has gained prominence“.
Guilherme was awaiting trial in prison, and was convicted in 1997. However, in 1999, he was granted parole and gave up his artistic career, living a life far from the limelight.
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