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At the end of the film, when Máiquel dyes his hair to its normal black color, he does so without wearing gloves. In real life this would turn his hands black as well and be a dead giveaway, but after Máiquel uses the dye his hands look normal. See more »
I started to see Brazilian movies a few years ago. And after «City of God», and the mini-series «Cidade dos Homens» («City of Men»), I was really expecting to see another movie about criminality, but outside the «favelas». Man of The Year, was the best picture on this subject, and together with «City of God» we can have a real perspective on the Brazilian crime scene.
The movie was really well directed, the script and the story were great and very original, and the photography and angles were very well done. The actors were Great ! as the Brazilian cast have already teach us on prior movies... They promise a lot !
It's a common story, about how everything started to an Hit-man... and it all make sense and happen in a so natural way... It's like the destiny was already written.
I specially enjoyed the end of the movie, because I was really expecting the «usual» bad ending on a movie like this... But the director give us a chance...
I gave a 9 out of 10 to this picture and I'm already waiting for the next Brazilian movie on this thematics.
Great Movie !
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