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The Assailant (2009)
"Besouro" (original title)

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Based on the life of a legendary capoeira fighter from Bahia, "Besouro" spins a fantastic tale of a young Brazilian man of African descent in search of his mission.

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Based on the life of a legendary capoeira fighter from Bahia, "Besouro" spins a fantastic tale of a young Brazilian man of African descent in search of his mission.

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Amazing Film
13 August 2013 | by (Sao Paulo) – See all my reviews

Amazing movie about a Brazilian legend: Besouro. All the actions scenes are very realistic and also have a Brazilian swing on this unique Brazilian martial art, the capoeira. Invented by Afro-Brazilians slaves to protect themselves against slavery. Photography is also a high level on the movie, vivid colors and very well done compositions. Based in a true Story, we can see lots of Brazilian culture hardly seen before, the relations between the slaves and the plantations owner are also told in the movie. The acting has a special taste, the actors are very genuine, the director chose a kind of non mainstream actors to keep the realistic feeling in the story. Totally recommended! Go for it!


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