The Friendly Man

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 & Best Soundtrack Award at Gramado Film Festival
International Competition at Cairo IFF


Paulo Miklos, Thaíde, Bruno Torres, Theo Werneck, Murilo Grossi

Director Bio

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. 

Director Statement

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.

Cast Bio

Paulo Miklos 
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 Iberê Carvalho, Pablo Stoll
Producers Maíra Carvalho, Rodrigo Sarti Werthein, Rune Tavares, Iberê 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 | Drama, Thriller | 90’ | 2.35:1 | Portuguese OV with English Subs | 2K | 23.98fps

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