Trash [ Brazil ] is a Brazilian-British adventure drama thriller film directed by Stephen Daldry and written by Richard Curtis, based on Andy Mulligan’s 2010 novel of same name. Trash follows three Brazilian street teenagers in Rio de Janeiro; Raphael, Gardo, and Rat (Jun-Jun) who spend their time picking through litter in the hope of finding useful waste. One day they discover a wallet whose contents will bring them into conflict with the brutal local police force as they find themselves unlikely whistleblowers in a city rife with corruption. Rather than turn the wallet over to the authorities for a reward, they follow their faith-led belief to do what is right in the face of adversity. As the plot unfolds, one step after the other these teens persevere through unbearable challenges and circumstances.