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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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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
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Camilo Fuentes (as Miguel Angel Fuentes)
Cássia Kis ...
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)
Maria Alves ...
Hotel Attendant
Peté Marchetti ...
Singer at Lesbos Nightclub
Katia Bronstein ...
Woman Killed in Hotel
Conny Renny ...
Lima Prado's Secretary
Silvia De Carvalho ...
Couple Fighting
Don Marco Maguila ...
Couple Fighting
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Woman Under Billboards
Roberto Lee ...
Man Fighting with Hermes
Vanessa França ...
Girl at Bar
Henrique Vasconcellos ...
Policeman
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Policeman
Beth Prado ...
Distraught Woman
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Old Woman Kissing (uncredited)

Directed by

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Walter Salles ... (as Walter Salles Jr.)

Written by

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Rubem Fonseca ... (written by)
 
Rubem Fonseca ... (novel "High Art")
 
Matthew Chapman ... (screenplay: English version)
 
Matthew Chapman ... (additional dialogue)

Produced by

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Paulo Carlos De Brito ... executive producer
Alberto Flaksman ... producer

Music by

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Todd Boekelheide
Jürgen Knieper

Cinematography by

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José Roberto Eliezer

Film Editing by

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Isabelle Rathery

Casting By

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Graça Motta

Production Design by

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Beto Cavalcanti
Nico Faria
Oswaldo Lioi ... (uncredited)

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Rita Ivanissevich
Marlise Storchi

Costume Design by

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Mari Stockler

Makeup Department

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Steve Johnson ... makeup special effects artist
Nilo Feliciano Machia ... hair stylist
Jaque Monteiro ... makeup artist (as Jaque Jordao Monteiro)
Thomas Floutz ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Augusto Casé ... unit production manager (as Paulo Augusto Casé)
Rômulo Marinho Jr. ... unit production manager: second unit
Barbara McQuaid ... unit production manager: second unit
Ary Pini ... executive in charge of production
Bruno Wainer ... production manager
Fernando Zagallo ... unit production manager: second unit

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Rodolfo Brandão ... first assistant director: second unit
José Luis Ferreiro ... second assistant director: second unit
José Henrique Fonseca ... second assistant director
Lance Hoffman ... second assistant director: second unit
Izabel Jaguaribe ... second assistant director (as Isabel Jaguaribe)
Marcos Loyaiza ... second assistant director: second unit
Juarez Precioso ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Maria Helena Alvarenga ... set dresser
Wagner Barbosa ... assistant property master
J.L. Cristôfaro ... construction foreman
Jorge Rezende da Silva ... carpenter
Levi Domingos ... assistant property master (as Levi Domingos da Silva)
Renato Endres ... construction coordinator
Edilson Oliveira de Lima ... swing gang
Helena Pessoa ... set dresser
Óscar Ferreira Pilar ... carpenter
Sebastião Ramos ... swing gang
Albertine Sharples ... property buyer
Patricia Spyer ... property master

Sound Department

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Lula Silva Araújo ... boom operator
Orlando Biani ... sound editor
Sara Bolder ... dialogue editor
Jeff Courtie ... sound editor
Frank E. Eulner ... assistant sound editor
James Lebrecht ... additional sound effects
Jennifer Myers ... foley artist
John Nutt ... supervising sound editor
Thomas O'Shea ... assistant sound editor
Larry Oatfield ... re-recording mixer (as E. Larry Oatfield)
Jenny Oznowicz ... assistant sound editor
Didier Palce ... sound editor (as Didier Salce)
Rolf Pardula ... sound mixer
Theodore A. Parker III ... Brazilian birds sound recording
David Parker ... re-recording mixer
Martha Pike ... dialogue editor
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
Jorge Saldanha ... sound mixer: second unit
Paige Sartorius ... dialogue editor
Michael Semanick ... re-recording mixer
Michael Silvers ... dialogue editor
Eric Thompson ... sound editor

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Eugene Cornelius ... special effects

Stunts

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Phil Culotta ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

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Luiz Acerbi ... electrician
Joaquim Azevedo ... grip
Francisco Carlos Barreto ... grip
Paulo Cesar Bicalho ... electrician
Walter Carvalho ... photography: second unit
John Conwell ... assistant camera
Marcos Alves da Cunha ... grip
Waldir Monteiro de Souza ... rigging
Raymond Depardon ... still photographer: "San Clemente"
Marco Antonio Dos Santos ... video operator
Moacyr Estevão ... key grip (as Moacir Estevão da Cunha)
Alexandre Fonseca ... photography: second unit
José Guerra ... camera operator
Jadeyr Guimarães ... chief lighting technician
Pedro Vargas Ionescu ... second assistant camera
Michael Kelem ... camera operator
Georg Krause ... still photographer: "Shadow"
Stephen Lighthill ... photography: second unit
Oswaldo Maia ... Steadicam assistant
Carlos Moreira ... grip (as Luís Carlos Moreira)
Lena Mugliati ... still photographer: Chet Baker pictures
Demerval Peçanha ... electrician
Marcia Ramalho ... still photographer: Peter Mandrake pictures
José Tadeu Ribeiro ... additional photographer / still photographer
Sebastião Salgado ... still photographer: "Drought in Eastern Sudan"
Jeanloup Sieff ... still photographer: "Shanghai 1937"
Jacob Solitrenick ... assistant camera
Edison Alves Virginio ... gaffer (as Edson Alves Virginio)
Flávio Zangrandi ... video camera

Casting Department

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Mário Vairão de França ... casting assistant
José Augusto de Souza ... casting assistant
Sérgio Luz ... casting assistant

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Giorgio Armani ... costumes: Eduardo Conde
Marivaldo Dos Santos ... seamstress
Reynaldo Elias ... costume producer
Maria Helena Ferreira ... seamstress
Cláudia Montenegro ... costumes trainee

Music Department

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Mark Adler ... composer: additional music
Luís Cabral ... music consultant

Other crew

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Roberto Antunes ... production accountant
James Bontempo ... acting consultant
Angela Guaspari de Brito ... special consultant
Edgar do Nascimento ... catering supervisor
Antônio Carlos dos Santos ... assistant accountant
Rita Erthal ... script supervisor
Tânia Freitas ... production secretary
Maria Dulce Gaspar ... consultant: archaeology
Christopher Kent ... knife fighting coach
Graça Neves ... caterer
Robert 'Bobby Z' Zajonc ... helicopter pilot (as Bob Zajoc)
Rosângela Órfão ... production assets
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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

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Also Known As
  • Exposure (United States)
  • Exposure (Canada, English title)
  • The Knife (United Kingdom)
  • Exposure - Die hohe Kunst des Tötens (Germany)
  • El arte de matar (Spain)
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  • 104 min
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Did You Know?

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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 »
Movie Connections References Cul-De-Sac (1966). See more »
Soundtracks The Photographer (A Gentleman's Honor) See more »
Quotes Peter Mandrake: All my life, I've been looking for something... different.
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