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The Man of the Year (2003)

O Homem do Ano (original title)
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Maiquel has lost a bet and dyed his hair blond. This little event triggers a head-on collision with destiny in which Maiquel goes from nobody to hero to outlaw--all in 24 hours.

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Rubem Fonseca, Patrícia Melo (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Murilo Benício ... Máiquel
Cláudia Abreu Cláudia Abreu ... Cledir
Natália Lage Natália Lage ... Érica
Jorge Dória ... Dr. Carvalho
André Gonçalves André Gonçalves ... Galego
Lázaro Ramos ... Marcão
Perfeito Fortuna Perfeito Fortuna ... Robinson
Paulinho Moska Paulinho Moska ... Enoque (as Moska)
Wagner Moura ... Suel
André Barros André Barros ... Marlênio
Carlo Mossy Carlo Mossy ... Delegado Santana
Mariana Ximenes ... Gabriela
Amir Haddad Amir Haddad ... Gonzaga
José Wilker ... Sílvio
Agildo Ribeiro ... Zilmar
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In Rio, Máiquel is without prospects. He's philosophical and low-key. When he loses a bet and must dye his hair blond, life changes: he finds new confidence, he asks Cledir, the hairdresser, on a date, and when he's teased by a local tough kid, he murders him. Instead of an arrest, Máiquel's a local hero; the cops look the other way. He and Cledir become lovers, his victim's girlfriend Érica, who's 15, insists that he protect her and moves into his small flat, and job offers come his way from a group of rich men who want to settle scores and get rid of local riff-raff. Where can this business go, and what about the triangle of Cledir, Érica and Máiquel? He just wants to be normal? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Action | Crime | Drama

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Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

1 August 2003 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Dolby Digital

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2.35 : 1
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At the end of the film, when Máiquel dyes his hair to its normal black color, he does so without wearing gloves. In real life this would turn his hands black as well and be a dead giveaway, but after Máiquel uses the dye his hands look normal. See more »

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References Wild at Heart (1990) See more »

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This charming man
28 May 2003 | by FerdinandoSee all my reviews

I have seen this movie in its brazilian premiére. If I had to say that this motion picture is about how some people loose control of their lives and get led by the hands of fate I would not be misunderstood. Sometimes we are taken through strange ways that lead to an obvious ending. Sometimes we're not. Get ready to know some particular characters and know all the reasons that turned a simple man into a busy and respected personal killer that all the crime bosses wanted to hire. The well-built script is a real pearl and its rare sense of humour and nonsense leads the story to some unexpected and hilarious situations. Murilo Benício (Máiquel) plays his character in a very decent and talented way and so does Cláudia Abreu (Cledir). However the best performance must be credit to Natália Lage. She's really amazing as the essencially funny and delightful part of this bizarre love triangle. Although her former succeed carreer in supporting roles in several TV series she is the best surprise of this motion picture. Absolutely. At last but not at least: do not try to help falling in love with Máiquel's tiny little pig. I'm afraid it's impossible. Hey, Miss Piggy... I guess you got a date!


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