Featured arts: The knife fighting is clearly kali again – the angles of attack are even laid out by the erst-while knife instructor. There are specific training and fighting scenes that relate directly to no-nonsense FMA-based knife fighting.
Overview: An American photographer capturing the violent street life in Rio de Janeiro is attacked and his girlfriend raped when a drug lord thinks he has important information against him. The photographer studies the art of knife fighting, but as he trails his attackers he is unaware that the man who taught him to fight is the man he may have to kill.
Rating: 8.1 (of 10) – not a standard Hollywood thriller, the action is sparse but aesthetic. And the fighting scenes are intense and technique laden. Peter Coyote plays the role well and is easy to watch.
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