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::: Mawu Film's 1st Release  //  Limited Edition, 3000 copies :::

Man Marked for Death, 20 Years Later (Cabra Marcado para Morrer)
A film by Eduardo Coutinho - December 3, 1984


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 will be our first lovingly restored and released title.


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.


Length / Main feature: 119 minutes
Length / Special features: 41 minutes
Country: Brazil
Language: Portuguese
Subtitles: English
Sound: 2.0 Dual Mono LPCM (48k/24-bit)
Original aspect ratio: 4:3
Format: BD50 1920x1080 16:9, 24fps, H264 HD (1-1-1)


Directed by: Eduardo Coutinho
Written by: Eduardo Coutinho
Produced by: Eduardo Coutinho & Zelito Viana
Narrated by: Ferreira Gullar & Tite de Lemos
Cinematography: Edgar Moura & Fernando Duarte
Edited by: Eduardo Escorel
Music by: Rogério Rossini
Production Company: Mapa Filmes
Distributed by: Gaumont


Eduardo Coutinho’s classic Man Marked for Death, 20 Years Later is regarded as a landmark of filmmaking. Voted the greatest Brazilian documentary of all-time in 2017 and the 4th Greatest Brazilian film ever made in 2015 by the Brazilian Association of Film Critics (Abraccine).

Part fictionalised true story and part documentary, this extraordinary film sets out to tell the story of João Pedro Teixeira, leader of the Sapé Peasant League in northeast Brazil, murdered on orders from the landowners. Before the film could be completed a right-wing military coup forced the closure of its production and the imprisonment of several members of the crew. Decades later, Coutinho returned to the original film location and using surviving footage alongside interviews with members of the original cast, including João Pedro’s wife Elizabeth, he created this compelling commentary on Brazilian history, politics, and class conflict.



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



Man Marked for Death, 20 Years Later (Cabra Marcado para Morrer)

£23.99 Regular Price
£16.99Sale Price
  • Lovingly restored forgotten gems of Africa and Latin America.

    Each title we release will be paired with short films, documentaries, and audio commentaries wherever available. It is hoped that these extras will provide our audiences with a valuable insight into the directors’ creative processes and shed new light on the film’s historical context. By releasing these rare masterpieces on Blu-ray, we aim to attract a new and discerning UK and European audience.

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