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5 Netflix Streaming Titles You May Not Know Are Available & May Want To Check Out (8/8/13)

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act August 8, 2013 at 1:03PM

As usual... These aren't necessarily recommendations. Consider the list more of an FYI - films we've talked about on this site, at one time or another, that are now streaming on Netflix, that you might want to check out for yourselves.
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Besouro

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:

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