I am a Walter Salles fan, Motorcycle Diaries is one of my favourite films of the last few years, charting Ernesto 'Che' Guevara's intial awakening to social injustice.
Linha de Passe is a total different kettle of fish, telling the story of four brothers, all who seem to have different fathers, living together with their mother in a poorer suberb of Sao Paulo's eastside, in a constant struggle to make ends meet. One brother is a useful footballer trying to further his playing career, another a motorcycle messenger boy (there is said to be more 300.000 such 'boys' just in this city), the third brother is a born again Christian working in a petrol station and the youngest, still of school age, is obcessed with buses. Other than that I will give nothing away other than to say Salles really developes the characters in a masterly fashion in the 100 or so minutes of the film. I am lucky because I speak fluent Portuguese but I am told by others who have watched it, that the subtitles do an excellant job in spite of an excess of swearing.