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

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




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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 (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.

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Jorge Dória
as Dr. Carvalho
André Barros
as Marlênio
Carlo Mossy
as Delegado Santana
Amir Haddad
as Gonzaga
Vick Militello
as Tia Laura
Xando Graça
as Councilman Pimenta
Mr. Catra
as Verli
Lucio Andrey
as Uncle Galinha
Maurício Gonçalves
as Detective Max
Marilu Bueno
as Cledir's Mother
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Critic Reviews for The Man of the Year (O Homem do Ano)

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (1)

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 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

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

June 11, 2004 | Rating: 4/4 | Full Review…

'A remarkably assured first film'

August 29, 2003 | Full Review…

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

July 29, 2003 | Rating: 4/5

Audience Reviews for The Man of the Year (O Homem do Ano)


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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