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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)
5 nominations. See more awards »


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Credited cast:
Kiko Pissolato Kiko Pissolato ... Miguel
Tainá Medina 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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1 November 2018 (Brazil) See more »

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12 November 2018 | by redd0487See all my reviews

I was going to watch the movie open minded, since I like Brazilian movies as a Brazilian. Even considering that Brazil usually does not make good action movies.

The 5 stars I give is for some action scenes, some CGI (except the final scene) and the city, that is kind of mash-up of São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro. Also, it have a nice urban atmosphere. I admit that the movie could take my attention all the time, but there are some things that distracted me and could not made the movie good.

The actors: they act like robots. And as a Brazilian, I can say that no one speaks like they... there is always a punch or a saying. Everything is just unnatural, and I think the worse part is the villains, that are so much caricature (why they laugh all the time? This isn't a cartoon).

The action scenes: there are some over-action scenes there. The main character is kinda overpower, but there is no justification for that. Also, the are some unnecessary parkour stunts (why jump with a backflip when you can just jump?). Some scenes are just good because of the post edition (camera cuts).

The mask: the way that the main character gets the mask is unnatural, or maybe stupid. How could he know about the red lights? It is terrible.

I could write about some other bad scenes and ideas, like the unnecessary length of the movie, but I will just say that it is watchable, specially if you are Brazilian. If not, maybe you won't like at all the movie.

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