Help me name this Brazilian movie!
October 12, 2010 4:29 PM   Subscribe

Help me remember the name of a Brazilian movie (in Portuguese) in which a young man, hired by his wealthy dentist, becomes a hitman / "security guard." I watched it on Sundance Channel about a year ago.

The dentist is annoyed by youth gangsters/street crime and dislikes (to put it lightly!) non-white Brazilians. He hires his patient to protect local businesses and "take care" of criminals/thieves.

I think the hitman turns on the dentist toward the end of the movie.

Other things I remember:

1) They live in a large city — Rio de Janeiro, possibly!
2) The hitman had a pet pig.
3) At one point in the movie he dyed his hair blond.
4) He fought a lot with his girlfriend.

It was shown on the Sundance Channel. I can't for the life of me remember what this movie is called, but I really liked it!

Thanks for your help!
posted by camcol to Media & Arts (2 answers total)
Best answer: It's O Homen do Ano / The Man of the Year. It's an amazing film.
posted by Forktine at 4:36 PM on October 12, 2010 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: Yes, that's it!

Thank you for the quick response! I'm going to buy it right now!
posted by camcol at 4:50 PM on October 12, 2010

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