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THE MAN OF THE YEAR
aka O HOMEM DO ANO
UK: Optimum Releasing
Cast: Murilo Benicio, Claudia Abreu, Natalia Lage, Jorge Dória, Jose Wilker, Agildo Ribeiro, Paulo Cesar Pereio, Andre Gonçalves, Moska, Lazaro Ramos, Perfeito Fortuna, Carlo Mossy, Andre Barros, Wagner Moura, Mariana Ximenes, Amyr Haddad, Jose Henrique Fonseca, Vic Militello, Marilu Bueno
Director: Jose Henrique Fonseca
Language: Portuguese (English subtitles)
UK: 116 mins
UK Certificate: 15 contains strong violence, language and drug use
UK Release Date: 29 August 2003
Meet Maiquel (as Michael) in his incredible destiny: the unemployed car salesman turned assassin-for-hire who becomes the owner of a highly successful security firm.
Based on the award-winning novel by Patricia Melo - "O Matador" (Brazil 1995; translated and published in the US, UK, Germany, France, Italy, Spain and The Netherlands among other countries), THE MAN OF THE YEAR marks the feature film debut of director Jose Henrique Fonseca.