O Matador

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  • TV-MA
  • 2017
  • 1 hr 39 min
  • 6.0  (2,834)

The movie "O Matador" is a Brazilian Western film released in 2017. The film is directed by Marcelo Galvão, who is known for his work in Brazilian cinema. The movie is about a young boy named Cabeleira, who is brought up by a criminal gang in the outskirts of Bahia. Cabeleira grows up to become a feared gunslinger called The Killer, known for his deadly aim and his unforgiving nature.

One day, The Killer receives a letter from his long-lost father, who abandoned him years ago. The letter tells him about a secret treasure hidden in a remote village in the interior of Pernambuco, that only The Killer's father knows about. tempted by the possibility of finding the treasure, The Killer sets off on a journey to find his father.

During his journey, The Killer meets Maria de Medeiros' character, an ex-nun named Catarina, who is on a mission to find and destroy a group of bandits who have been terrorizing the remote village in the area. Initially, The Killer is hesitant to join Catarina on her mission. After all, he is a criminal gunslinger, and she is a nun. But as he spends more time with her, he begins to see things differently. Catarina's unwavering faith and idealism inspire The Killer, and he begins to question his own beliefs and values.

The Killer and Catarina reach the village and confront the bandits, but things don't go as planned. The bandits are ruthless and well-armed, and they have no mercy for anyone who crosses their path. The Killer quickly realizes that Catarina's mission is not only about destroying the bandits but also about saving the people who are caught in the middle of the conflict.

Between shootouts and chases on horseback, The Killer struggles with the demons of his past and the possibility of redemption. He must choose which side of the fight he's on, and if he's willing to risk everything, including his own life, for what he believes is the right thing to do.

The movie is known for its stunning cinematography and its mix of genres. It has elements of Western films, with its dusty landscapes and gunslinger duels, but it also has a deep spiritual undercurrent, with Catarina's religious beliefs contrasting with The Killer's nihilism. The film features a talented cast, with Diogo Morgado delivering a strong performance as The Killer, and Maria de Medeiros bringing depth to her character, Catarina.

Overall, "O Matador" is a thrilling and thought-provoking film that explores complex themes such as redemption, morality, and faith. It is a journey through the heart of Brazil that takes the viewer on a ride filled with adventure, suspense, and exceptional acting. For those who enjoy Western films, spiritual journeys, or Brazilian cinema, "O Matador" is a must-see.

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    1 hr 39 min
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    6.0  (2,834)