The Assailant

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The Assailant
The Assailant Poster.jpg
DVD release cover
Directed by João Daniel Tikhomiroff
Written by Patrícia Andrade
Bráulio Tavares
João Daniel Tikhomiroff
Starring Aílton Carmo
Jéssica Barbosa
Flávio Rocha
Irandhir Santos
Cinematography Enrique Chediak
Edited by Gustavo Giani
Production
company
RT2A Produções Cinematográficas
Distributed by Sony Pictures
Columbia Pictures
Release date
  • 30 September 2009 (2009-09-30) (Brazil)
Running time
95 minutes
Country Brazil
Language Portuguese
Budget R$10 million[1]
Box office R$3,803,835[2]

The Assailant (known as Besouro in Brazil) is a 2009 Brazilian action-drama film directed by João Daniel Tikhomiroff. The film is about Besouro Mangangá, a Brazilian Capoeirista from the early 1920s, to whom were attributed some heroic and legendary deeds.

Huan-Chiu Ku, Kill Bill's choreographer, is responsible for the film's fight scenes.[3][4] Its filming lasted three months in Bahia.[5]

Cast[edit]

  • Aílton Carmo as Besouro
  • Sérgio Laurentino as Exu
  • Anderson Grillo as Quero-Quero
  • Sérgio Pererê as Orixá Ossaim
  • Adriana Alves as Oxum
  • Jessica Barbosa as Orixá Iansã/Dinorá
  • Zebrinha as Orixá Ogum
  • Macalé dos Santos as Master Alípio
  • Flávio Rocha Coronel Venâncio
  • Irandhir Santos as Noca de Antônia
  • Geisa Costa as Dona Zulmira
  • Miguel Lunardi
  • Antônio Fábio as Serafim
  • Nilton Júnior as Cobra Criada
  • Denise Correia
  • Servílio de Holanda as Genival
  • Leno Sacramento as Chico Canoa

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