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The Man of the Year (O Homem do Ano) (2003)

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Release Date: Aug 1, 2003 Wide

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A cinematic study of the bleak realities of modern day Brazil, O Homen do Ano (aka Man of the Year) follows the brooding Máiquel (Murilo Benicio) as he discovers that the smallest changes in life can make the biggest differences. Jobless and insecure to the point where he can't even face himself in the mirror, a terrified Máiquel enters a salon to have his hair died platinum blond after losing a soccer bet to a friend. His new look supplying an unexpected jolt of confidence, Máiquel asks Cledir

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If City of God is Brazil's answer to The Godfather, then The Man of the Year is Rio's GoodFellas.

June 11, 2004 Full Review Source: Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Daily Star

'A remarkably assured first film'

August 29, 2003 Full Review Source: Teletext
Teletext

Like a sucker punch to the gut, it's vigorous and direct enough to suggest Fonesca may well be a director to watch.

August 27, 2003 Full Review Source: BBC.com
BBC.com

Os pequenos tropeços morais da história são compensados pelo bom humor dos diálogos e das situações desenvolvidas pelo roteiro.

July 29, 2003
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Interesting up to the point where it becomes like every crime film, "when everything is great and then it all turns to shit moment". I found it interesting that Maiquel was a complete psychopath.
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