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Man Marked for Death, 20 Years Later

(Cabra Marcado para Morrer)

For the first time ever, making its Blu-ray debut, Eduardo Coutinho’s 1984 multi-award-winning landmark 'Man Marked for Death, 20 Years Later. '


Mawu Films is extremely proud to release this must-have fully restored film for anyone interested in world cinema or the history of documentary filmmaking.

Man Marked for Death, 20 Years Later is an intensely moving portrait of a family ripped apart by the murder of the Sapé Peasant League leader, João Pedro Teixeira. Structurally daring, this seminal documentary creates a complex, genre-defying mosaic and the film’s triptych design makes for a compelling odyssey through twenty years of Brazilian political upheaval.

Restoration supervised by Eduardo Coutinho


Limited Edition Extras with first 3000 copies only:

  • Limited Edition numbered Blu-ray

  • Limited Edition O-Card slipcase

  • Limited Edition collector’s booklet feat. new writing by Berkeley Professor Natalia Brizuela

  • Limited Edition fold-out poster featuring the original design by Claudius Ceccon


  • Optional English Subtitles

  • Specially commissioned interview with the film’s producer Zelito Viana (25 mins)

  • Award-winning interview with the director Eduardo Coutinho (12 min)

  • Newly commissioned trailer

  • Region-free Blu-ray (A/B/C)



  • FestRio (Rio de Janeiro Film Festival) 1984

  • Best Documentary Award at the 6th Havana Film Festival 1984

  • Won Best Film and Critics Choice Award George Pompidou Festival, France 1985

  • Berlin International Film Festival 1985 Winner: FIPRESCI Prize (Forum of New Cinema) 1985

  • Best Film Award at the 1st Festroia International Film Festival 1985

  • Gramado Festival of Brazilian Cinema – awarded Grand Prize of the festival 1985

  • International Film Festival Rotterdam 1985

  • New Directors New Films 1985

  • Toronto International Film Festival 1985

  • Viennale 2019

  • Amsterdam International Documentary

  • Film Festival 2002

  • São Paulo International

  • Film Festival 2011

  • Doclisboa International

  • Film Festival 2019

  • New Directors New Films 2021

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