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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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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
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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

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

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14 November 1992 (Japan)  »

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$356,825 (USA)
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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

Peter Mandrake: All my life, I've been looking for something... different.
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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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Excellent Stylistic Thriller
2 May 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Whoever owns this movie please release on DVD. This is a cult type movie centered around knife fighting. The back story, cinematography, and allure of a dangerous earthly South America draws the viewer into what is probably Peter Coyote's most interesting work. Highly recommended! Very few movies transmit the feeling of a place as well as this movie does so visually. I have been searching for this movie for sometime and wonder why it hasn't been released on DVD. Early Walter Salles is much better than most of what is being shot today. Coyote plays a photographer living in Rio that avenges the death of a prostitute friend and goes on a journey through South America to do so. In the process of this his character learns to fight with knifes and becomes involved in an underworld whose rules he is forced to adapt to and survive.


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