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The Knife (1991)

A Grande Arte (original title)
An American photographer in Rio de Janeiro becomes involved in the world of "knife culture" when he sets out to find the killer of one of his models.

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(as Walter Salles Jr.)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Peter Mandrake
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Hermes (as Tcheky Karyo)
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Mariet
Raul Cortez ...
Lima Prado
Giulia Gam ...
Gisela
Paulo José ...
Detective
Eduardo Conde ...
Roberto Mitry
René Ruiz ...
José Zakkai - Iron Nose (as Rene Ruiz)
Tonico Pereira ...
Rafael
Miguel Ángel Fuentes ...
Camilo Fuentes (as Miguel Angel Fuentes)
Cássia Kis Magro ...
Mercedes (as Cassia Kiss)
Iza Do Eirado ...
Zélia
Tony Tornado ...
Iron Nose's Bodyguard
Eduardo Waddington ...
Knife Dealer
Alvaro Freire ...
Evilásio - Mitry's Butler (as Álvaro Freire)
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Storyline

An American photographer in Rio de Janeiro becomes involved in the world of "knife culture" when he sets out to find the killer of one of his models. Written by Cornel Ormsby <LionInOil@aol.com>

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Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence, and for language and sensuality. | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

14 November 1992 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Exposure  »

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Box Office

Gross:

$356,825 (USA)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Feature directorial debut for documentary filmmaker Walter Salles Jr. See more »

Goofs

The knife dealer says the Applegate-Fairbairn knife is used by British commandos. Actually the knife is a redesign of the Fairbairn-Sykes fighting knife that was widely used in WWII, the Applegate-Fairbairn wasn't issued to any armed forces to this day. See more »

Quotes

Hermes, the Knife Master: Drop your concentration and you're dead!
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Connections

References Cul-De-Sac (1966) See more »

Soundtracks

A história da minha vida
Written by Paiozinho S. Biscardi
Performed by Tonico & Tinoco
Courtesy of Gravaçóes Elétricas S.A.
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Unforgettable
17 September 1999 | by (Emlenton, PA) – See all my reviews

A film that is extremely evocative - so many exciting nuances. It is unforgettable - a pity that the actor who played the "knife expert" is seen more. One of Peter Coyote's best.An unusual cast - many contrasts. The photography is outstanding. A haunting experience....


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