Rato (Gabriel Weinstein), Gardo (Eduardo Luis) and Raphael (Rickson Tevez) are three young boys living in an unnamed third world country who scour their city’s massive garbage dumps for anything salvageable that would allow them to survive another day. Going through a discarded wallet looking for money, they find some mysterious documents instead. The wallet was flung into a dump by a man (Wagner Moura) fleeing from cops, and its contents will most certainly put the boys’ lives in danger.
Mara plays an NGO worker who tries to help them, with Sheen as a priest in the same business. Though the country in which the story takes place is unnamed, most of the characters do speak Portuguese, and filming took place Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in 2013.
“Trash” will be released in the UK on Oct. 31, but has no US release date set yet.