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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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Credited cast:
Aílton Carmo Aílton Carmo ... Besouro
Jéssica Barbosa Jéssica Barbosa ... Dinorá / Iemanjá
Flávio Rocha Flávio Rocha ... Coronel Venâncio
Irandhir Santos ... Noca de Antônia
Mestre Alipio Mestre Alipio ... Macalé
Ânderson Santos de Jesus Ânderson Santos de Jesus ... Quero-Quero
Leno Sacramento Leno Sacramento ... Chico Canoa
Cris Vianna Cris Vianna ... Teresa
Sérgio Laurentino Sérgio Laurentino ... Exu
Geísa Costa Geísa Costa ... Zulmira
Nilton Júnior Nilton Júnior ... Cobra-Criada
Servílio de Holanda Servílio de Holanda ... Genival
Antônio Fábio Antônio Fábio ... Serafim (as Antonio Fabio)
Adriana Alves Adriana Alves ... Oxum
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Miguel Lunardi 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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'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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Beettle Battle
3 November 2009 | by daniel-rsSee all my reviews

The film have made it. Brazilian movies despite stills on public money have found a new language. The photography is good, lots of action, likely the cricket on KungFu , some Italian-Mexican western spice. Fun and popcorn guaranteed. Capoeira fight is the motto in an earlier 20th century Brazil, fighting for civil rights among the black community. Rather than well known actors the film introduces a cast of newly ones, absolutely being granted to a higher ground. Location in the open nature satisfies the public viewer by giving cascades, rivers, forests. Wow thats really tuff having the responsibility of writing about something specially movies. Now i have the taste of being a reviewer it is no easy thing.


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Official site [Brazil]

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Brazil

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Portuguese

Release Date:

30 October 2009 (Brazil) See more »

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$2,019,443
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