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The Killer (2017)

O Matador (original title)
A Brazilian western about Cabeleira, a feared killer living in the countryside of Pernambuco State in the 40's.


Marcelo Galvão


Marcelo Galvão
2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »




Credited cast:
Maria de Medeiros
Diogo Morgado ... Cabeleira
Thaila Ayala ... Renata
Etienne Chicot ... Monsieur Blanchard
Will Roberts ... Gringo
Mel Lisboa Mel Lisboa
Phil Miler ... Mr. Steiner
Allan Souza Lima Allan Souza Lima
Daniela Galli Daniela Galli ... Fernanda
Paulo Gorgulho Paulo Gorgulho ... Tenente Sobral
Marat Descartes Marat Descartes
Igor Cotrim Igor Cotrim
Deto Montenegro Deto Montenegro ... Sete Orelhas
Eduardo Galvão Eduardo Galvão ... Moreno
Thaís Cabral Thaís Cabral ... Soraia


A Brazilian western about Cabeleira, a feared killer living in the countryside of Pernambuco State in the 40's.

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Release Date:

10 November 2017 (USA) See more »

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Gatacine, Swen Group See more »
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Sound Mix:

6-Track Stereo (5.1)
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The movie was inspired by a book called "o cabeleira", which is part of the cassical brazilian literature. See more »

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A credits sequence plays at the very beginning, but only the actors are listed. The title of the movie isn't shown until the 11-minute mark. Then, the rest of the main credits roll during a scene. See more »

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Excellent Acting, amazing story! Worth Watching!
13 November 2017 | by leticia-58509See all my reviews

Intense, deep, brutal, yet sensitive, this amazing Western tells the story of "Cabeleira" a killer, born and raised in in a lawless countryside in the northeast of Brazil. Besides Cabeleira's fight for survival, we also get to know the story of other interesting characters, like Seven Ears, Sobral and the Frenchman. The impressive cinematography, intriguing storytelling, and a great performance from Diogo Morgado, as Cabeleira, as well as the performances from Brazilians and European actors, make this Western definitely worth watching! Highly Recommend!

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