Besouro (2009)





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The true story of Manuel Henrique Pereira, who rose to fame in Brazil as a fighter for freedom and a master of Capoeira (a fusion of dance and martial arts), is brought to the screen in this historical drama. In the early 1920s, slavery had been outlawed in Brazil, but that did little to improve the lives of the poor blacks that worked the nation's plantations and were still treated like beasts and not men. Col. Venancio (Flavio Rocha), the owner of a large agricultural operation, is outraged … More

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Art House & International
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Written By: Patrícia Andrade, João Daniel Tikhomiroff
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On DVD: Feb 14, 2012
Phase 4 Films - Official Site

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