Man Of The Year

Man Of The Year

Director: José Enrique Fonseca, Murilo Benicio, Cláudia Abreu, Natalia Lage

Cast: José Enrique Fonseca, Murilo Benicio, Cláudia Abreu, Natalia Lage

     
 
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

Overview

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 (Claudia Abreu), the salon employee who died his hair, to join him at the bar in celebration. Taunted by local bully Suel upon arrival at the bar, Máiquel decides to settle the matter by purchasing a rifle and shooting down the loudmouthed Suel in the presence of Suel's young girlfriend (Natalia Lage). Unexpectedly hailed as a hero by his neighbors and the police, Suel's girlfriend subsequently approaches Máiquel and claims that since he killed Suel, it is now Miquel's responsibility to care for her. Simultaneously learning that Cledir is pregnant and anticipating a marriage proposal, Miquel's newfound reputation soon catches up to him as the dubious requests of influential locals begin to take their toll on him.

Product Details

Release Date:
09/12/2006
UPC:
0616892590422
Original Release:
2003
Rating:
NR
Source:
Film Movement
Time:
1:46:00
Sales rank:
85,726

Special Features

Enhanced for widescreen TV (16x9); 5.1 surround sound; Biographies; This month's short film: Eva Saks' "Confection"; The Man of the Year theatrical trailer; Highl

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Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Murilo Benicio Maiquel
Cláudia Abreu Cledir
Natalia Lage Erica
Jorge Doria Dr. Carvalho
Jose Wilker Silvio
Agildo Ribeiro Zilmar

Technical Credits
José Enrique Fonseca Director,Producer
Dado Villa-Lobos Score Composer
Leonardo Monteiro de Barros Producer
Kiti Duarte Art Director
Rubem Fonseca Screenwriter
Claudia Kopke Costumes/Costume Designer
Sergio Mekler Editor
Tom Paul Sound Editor
Breno Silveira Cinematographer
Flavio R. Tambellini Producer
Antonio Vanzolini Production Designer

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. The Man of the Year [8:08]
2. Suel [6:16]
3. Bill [4:22]
4. Dr. Carvalho [10:38]
5. Like Wearing a Crown [10:40]
6. Work [6:21]
7. Máiquel's Birthday [9:57]
8. Kamikaze Stuff [11:39]
9. Shrewd as Snakes [10:19]
10. Cledir's Clothes [10:38]
11. In Hell for Ages [11:30]
12. Credits [4:44]

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