By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 8, 2013 at 1:03PM
3 - Titled The Assailant (previously called Besouro), a film I've pushed a lot on this blog over the years.
Long-time readers should be familiar enough with it, given the number of times I've talked about and plugged it.
As a reminder… the story goes… As essentially an action movie set in 1920s Bahia, and based on the life of a legendary capoeirista from Bahia who uses the power of Candomble to fight the harsh conditions which, even post-abolition, the black population endured in Brazil, Besouro tells the fantastic and fantastical story of a young Afro-Brazilian man who became a symbol throughout all of Bahia for his bravery and loyalty, in defending the persecuted and oppressed.
João Daniel Tikhomiroff directed what is/was one of Brazil's biggest productions ever!
Huan-Chiu Ku who directed the fight sequences in films like Kill Bill and The Matrix, does the same here, as the film features spectacular stunt sequences, with a soundtrack that includes Gilberto Gil.
So, here's your chance to see it if you have not. Albeit dubbed.
Watch the thrilling trailer below: