The Friendly Man
by Iberê Carvalho
Synopsis | Cast & Crew | Technical Information
After a video gone viral, a successful rockstar is trapped in a controversy that involves a crime. From being awed to being despised by everyone, he embarks on a journey through the night of Sao Paulo, where he will have to face his own demons and the current political turmoil.
Awards & Festivals
Best Actor Award and Best Soundtrack Award at Gramado Film Festival
International Competition at Cairo International Film Festival
Dandara de Moraes
The Friendly Man (O Homem Cordial) is the second feature film for award-winning Brazilian filmmaker Iberê Carvalho. His first film, The Last Drive-In Theater (O Último Cine Drive-in), was named best Brazilian film of 2015 by the newspaper Folha de São Paulo.
I must say that when this film was being written and shot none of us would imagine that Brasil would elect a far-right candidate as president. It is in this Brazil that the story takes place. The emergence of a wave of hatred and intolerance with strong traces of fascism is shown from the point of view of a white, sixty-year-old, heterosexual, rich man that, from his privileged social status, finds himself impotent, without knowing how to react to this reality that presents itself.
Is one of Brazil's greatest rock stars, best known for his former work as front man of rock band "Titas". He has also been successful as an actor, starring in films such as The Invader (O Invasor)
Is a Brazilian rapper from Sao Paulo who has been rapping professionally since 1988. Recently he has also worked as a TV presenter and an actor, starring in films such as Two Rabbits.
Director: Iberê Carvalho
Writers: Ibere Carvalho, Pablo Stoll
Producers: Maíra Carvalho, Rodrigo Sarti Werthein, Rune Tavares, Ibere Carvalho
Cinematographer: Pablo Baião
Editor: Nina Galanternick
Art Director: Maíra Carvalho
Executive Producers: Rune Tavares, Rodrigo Sarti Werthein, Camila Ciolin
Sound: Marcos Manna, Daniel Turini e Fernando Henna
Soundtrack: Sascha Kratzer
Casting: Alice Wolfenson, Guilherme Angeli
Original Title: O Homem Cordial | Brazil 2019 | 90’ | Portuguese | Colour | Aspect Ratio 2.35 :1 | Audio 5.1 | Shot on Alexa Amira 4k
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