THE MAN OF THE YEAR (Homem do Ano, O)

Saturday, September 11, 2004

9:00 am - Camelot Theatres Doors Open
(Complimentary Coffee & Pastries)

9:20 am - Introduction of the Film
9:30 am - Screening begins
Q&A Session follows the Screening

DFS Members present Membership Card
Guests & Non-Members pay $15.00 per person at the door.

Maiquel (played by Murilo Benicio) is THE MAN OF THE YEAR, who 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, then to outlaw -- all in 24 hours -- and Benicio is brilliant as Maiquel, a quiet, middle-class loser -- vain, smug, angry, brooding, thoughtful, remorseful, duped, and with a special fondness for a baby pig handed to him as a gift.   The many twists and turns of fate cause his life to take on dimensions similar to a Greek tragedy.  Maiquel struggles with two jealous women, life-long friendships and, along with his new job as a hit-man, he has more than enough to keep him brooding, on edge, questioning his actions, his fate.

Starring:  Murilo Benicio, Claudia Abreu, Jorge Doria, Natalia Lage, Jose Wilker  
Directed by:  Jose Henrique Fonseca  
Produced by:  Flavio R Tambellini, Leonardo Monteiro de Barros, Jose Henrique Fonseca  

Country:  Brazil
Language:  Portuguese/English Sub-Titles