The Assailant (2009)

R   |    |  Action, Biography, Drama

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Based on the life of a legendary capoeira fighter from Bahia, "Besouro" spins a fantastic tale of a young Brazilian man of African descent in search of his mission.




  • Ânderson Santos de Jesus in The Assailant (2009)
  • The Assailant (2009)
  • Sérgio Laurentino in The Assailant (2009)
  • Jéssica Barbosa in The Assailant (2009)
  • Irandhir Santos and Flávio Rocha in The Assailant (2009)
  • Flávio Rocha and Aílton Carmo in The Assailant (2009)

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3 November 2009 | daniel-rs
| Beettle Battle
The film have made it. Brazilian movies despite stills on public money have found a new language. The photography is good, lots of action, likely the cricket on KungFu , some Italian-Mexican western spice. Fun and popcorn guaranteed. Capoeira fight is the motto in an earlier 20th century Brazil, fighting for civil rights among the black community. Rather than well known actors the film introduces a cast of newly ones, absolutely being granted to a higher ground. Location in the open nature satisfies the public viewer by giving cascades, rivers, forests. Wow thats really tuff having the responsibility of writing about something specially movies. Now i have the taste of being a reviewer it is no easy thing.

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