Man of the Year

A FILM BY José Henrique Fonseca

Benicio plays the passive-aggressive Maiquel with an appealing, hangdog sincerity.
-Eddie Cockrell, VARIETY
Stylishly shot, brilliantly acted and completely over-the-top...its one heckuva a journey!
-Jamie Russell, BBC


Maiquel (Murilo Benicio) has lost a bet and dyed his hair blond. This little event triggers a head-on collision with destiny in which Maiquel goes from nobody to hero to outlaw…all in 24 hours. Based on the award-winning novel by Patricia Melo “O Matador", this vibrant and brazen crime saga follows in the vein of recent Brazilian Cinema such as Vincente Amorim’s Middle of the World, Walter Salles’ Central Station and Fernando Meirelles’ City of God.

Original Languages: Portuguese
Genre: Comedy, Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 105 min.
Year: 2002


Claudia Abreu
Murilo Benício
José Henrique Fonseca