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The Awakener (2018)

O Doutrinador (original title)
A personal tragedy leads a trained agent into a crusade against Brazil's endemic corruption and its figures. All in the verge of presidential elections.


Gustavo Bonafé, Fábio Mendonça (co-director)
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Credited cast:
Kiko Pissolato Kiko Pissolato ... Miguel
Tainá Medina ... Nina
Samuel de Assis Samuel de Assis ... Edu
Carlos Betão Carlos Betão ... Antero Gomes
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tuca Andrada ... Siqueira
Eduardo Chagas Eduardo Chagas ... Oliveira
Ricardo Dantas ... Dantão
Eucir de Souza Eucir de Souza ... Dep. Djalma Dias
Marília Gabriela Marília Gabriela ... Ministra Marta Regina
Natália Lage Natália Lage ... Isabela
Helena Luz Helena Luz ... Alice
Eduardo Moscovis ... Sandro Correa
Wanderley Piazza Wanderley Piazza
Lucy Ramos ... Marina Sales
Helena Ranaldi Helena Ranaldi ... Julia Machado


A masked vigilante arises to attack the impunity that allows politicians and contractor owners to enrich at the expense of the misery and the work of the Brazilian population. The story of the man behind the disguise of "Awakener" involves a personal journey of revenge in which a former military man who loses everything decides to take justice with his own hands. Written by Vinycius Angelim

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Brazil's "The Punisher".
4 November 2018 | by gabriel_sanchezSee all my reviews

The Awakener is a Brazilian movie about a special agent that goes rogue after his daughter dies because of Brazil's poor public health care system; so he starts doing justice with his own hands towards those he deems responsible for his and all Brazilians' suffering. It's based on a Brazilian comic book with the same name.

Its "The Punisher"-ish elements can be seen throughout the movie; the main character is full of sorrow and crazy about revenge, so mad that he starts crossing the line of what's even right to do. He blames the system and he wants to shut it down.

It's good entertainment. Take it as Brazilian's antihero plot approach. Although, it kinda suffers from some Brazilian robotic acting. Sometimes, some swearing seems unnatural, specially when they are saying the words way too well, as if they are reading a formal book; but that doesn't happen too often.

Overall, a good underground antihero. soon to be forgotten.

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1 November 2018 (Brazil) See more »

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