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Rodrigo Pimentel (born 1972) is a former member of BOPE, the elite group of the Brazilian Military Police. He co-wrote both films of director José Padilha, The Elite Squad (Tropa de Elite) (based on a book he co-wrote with sociologist Luiz Eduardo Soares) and Bus 174 (Onibus 174). Rodrigo Pimentel is also noted to have participated in the Brazilian documentary by João Moreira Salles, News From a Personal War (Noticias de uma Guerra Particular).
In an interview regarding Tropa de Elite, he stated that the main character, Capitão Nascimento was a person with problems and claimed to be surprised at the public's strong positive reaction towards the character.
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