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US Premiere

The Second Man

Directed by Thiago Luciano

Brazil | 111 minutes | 2022

In the near future in Brazil, an unlikely profession is legalized after militia groups grow exponentially, escalating tensions in the country to unprecedented levels. The Second Man serves an impactful social commentary, and provides a glimpse of what could be in store.

The Second Man, directed by Thiago Luciano, stars Anderson di Rizzi as Miro, a good man, his wife Solange (Lucy Ramos), and their seven year old daughter Rosa. Miro enlists in military forces to protect his family from a surge of violence. He did not anticipate the war seeping into his home, affecting the people he loves most. The Second Man serves an impactful social commentary, and provides a glimpse of what could be in store.
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Thiago Luciano is a filmmaker and screenwriter, his work includes One Day Yesterday, starring Caco Ciocler (Best Film at the Beverly Hills Hi-Def Film Festival, Best Direction at the Iberoamerican Festival in Sergipe), "This Is Not the Story of Gregor Samsa" (Best Film at the 21st São Paulo International Short Film Festival KINOFORUM, Best Film at Toronto Independent Film Festival), "Inocente," (Official Selection at Los Angeles Latino International Film Festival and Miami Film Festival); "CAFé TURCO" (Best Short Film at the Paulínia Festival, Best Short Film at Iberoamerican Film Festival of Sergipe).

On TV, he created and scripted the series Meu Amigo Encosto, the first series produced for the VIVA channel, through the GLOBOSAT program of scriptwriters. In 2018, he released the feature film Its Darker Before Dawn, which debuted at the São Paulo International Film Festival. In 2021, HBOMAX debuted Os Ausentes (The Absents), consisting of ten forty-five minute episodes.

Type of Film Feature
Country of Origin Brazil
Year Film Was Completed 2022
Runtime 111 minutes
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Director Thiago Luciano
Written by Thiago Luciano and Herbert Bianchi
Cinematography Andre Besen
Edited by Pedro Jorge
Music by Teco Fuchs
Sound Design Hudson Vasconcelos
Art Direction Amanda De Stefani
Main Cast Anderson Di Rizzi, Lucy Ramos, Cleo, Wolf Maya, Pedro Carvalho, Negra Li, Carolina Godoy, Beto Schultz, Maria Eduarda