Besouro – The Movie

29 07 2009

Okay, so I’m on a roll. Two posts in one day… I’ve been meaning to post this for a while now. Besouro (in the US i think they’re going to call it Beetle) the movie is coming out, and the trailers are available on YouTube. Most of the trailers seem to be pretty rough edits, but the movie looks like it could quickly become a capoeira classic.

We’ve all likely seen capoeira in martial arts films by now (Only The Strong!), but this movie is intriguing because not only does it include capoeira, but it goes back to explore one of the legendary figures of capoeira. Most capoeiristas have sang a song or two about Besouro Manganga, but how many of us have heard the history of this capoeira legend and his corpo fechado? I’m hopeful that this movie will not only shed light on the life of Besouro Manganga, but some of the struggle that capoeiristas in the past had to go through so we can continue vadiando for fun and sport today. What we take for granted, was life and death to many. Take a look at the trailer below. Like I said… it looks like it’s going to be a good one.

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