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O Dia da Caça (2000)

Ex-drug dealer is forced to go back to business by a corrupt policeman. He must go to Colombia and bring back some cocaine, but discovers the whole thing is a set up. He then devises a suicidal plan for revenge.


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Credited cast:
Marcello Antony ... Nando
Paulo Vespúcio ... Vander (as Paulo Vespúcio Garcia)
Barbara Schulz ... Monalise
Felipe Camargo ... Raul
Jonas Bloch ... Branco
Oscar Magrini ... Lineu
Roberto Bomtempo ... Nestor
... Miranda
Herson Capri ... Saldanha
Anselmo Vasconcelos ... Lopes
Jean-Louis Tribes ... Yves
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Chico Cardoso ... Policeman
Antônio Gonzalez ... Túlio
Carlos Henrique ... Reporter
Miwa Yanagizawa ... Betty


In Brasília, the mechanic and former drug dealer Nando is requested by the corrupt federal agent Branco to travel to Colombia and bring thirty kilos of cocaine back to Manaus for his friend Arnaldo Canosa, the man who helped him to regenerate four years ago. Nando asks his gay friend Vandernilson "Vander" Santos to join him in the drug traffic with the Colombian Lord Ibanez. While returning to Manaus to meet the French dealer Yves and his girlfriend Monalise, Nando and Vander have the feeling that they have been betrayed, and they decide to stay in Porto do Nestor for the night with their suspect liaison Nestor instead. Meanwhile, in Manaus, the federal agents break in a boat and kills Yves and his men, with the coverage of the honest and competent journalist Raul Bual, but do not find Nando and the drug as expected. Monalise goes to Porto do Nestor trying to escape from the police, and meets Nando and Vander. The trio decides to travel to Porto Esperança to meet pilot Iran, but ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Have you ever been cheated?


Action | Crime | Thriller





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5 June 2000 (USA)  »

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Did You Know?


Nando's boss, Canosa, who makes no appearance in the movie except on photos and on a magazine cover, is the Brazilian movie director, Nelson Pereira dos Santos, who has been making guest appearances in a number of Brazilian films since the 1990s. See more »


References Eles Não Usam Black-Tie (1981) See more »

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Intriguing crime thriller in the Amazon
19 June 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is one of the first, if not the first, Brazilian film to enter the criminal/thriller genre, one which, for some reason, was ignored until recently. With a rather complex plot and a lot of action, this thriller takes place mostly in the exotic Amazon region of Brazil. This area borders Peru and Colombia, and therefore lends itself to concentrating the cocaine trade in Brazil.

The plot deals with high level government involvement in the drug trade. Corruption at the upper echelons of government in Brasilia is rampant, and those involved in these illegal activities try their utmost to conceal the partnership, and eliminate all those who may pose a threat. The result of the ever twisting plot is an entertaining thriller, with very unusual characters, in a most exotic setting. Watch for it at a festival near you. The film has been making its rounds in the festival circuit for two years. Worth your time!

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