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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Aílton Carmo ... Besouro
Jéssica Barbosa ... Dinorá / Iemanjá
Flávio Rocha ... Coronel Venâncio
... Noca de Antônia
Macalé ... Mestre Alípio
Ânderson Santos de Jesus ... Quero-Quero
Leno Sacramento ... Chico Canoa
Cris Vianna ... Teresa
Sérgio Laurentino ... Exu
Geísa Costa ... Zulmira
Nilton Júnior ... Cobra-Criada
Servílio de Holanda ... Genival
Antônio Fábio ... Serafim (as Antonio Fabio)
Adriana Alves ... Oxum
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miguel Lunardi ... Capanga
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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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Rated R for some violence, sexuality, nudity and brief language | See all certifications »
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The Assailant  »

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'Besouro' is the word in Portuguese for beetle. See more »

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Noca de Antônia: When it's time to eat bananas the monkey lowers his guard.
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Amazing Film
13 August 2013 | by 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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