Great Victory, The: Tale of Brazilian Judo

Based on the biography of a Brazilian judo that went beyond the mats and medals, “The Great Victory” is the first feature film of the director and producer Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra.

Max had a humble and troubled childhood, with difficulties he was raised by his mother and grandfather. Through judo, the boy gets involved with the principles of martial arts and tracks a path of overcoming and learning in an exciting story in search of a dream: to become an Olympic champion.

Caio Castro is well known in Brazil to appear in many soap operas and now is debuting on his first feature film. The movie also count with well-known Brazilian actors like Moacyr Franco (The Clown), Suzana Pires (Elite Squad), and Tato Gabus Mendes.

Directed and produced by Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra, who studied filmmaking at the New York Film Academy and directed short films that screened in film festivals.

Written by Paulo Marcelo, Stefano Capuzzi Lapietra and Wagner Hilário.

Based on the novel “The Samurai Apprentice”.

Cinematography by Toni Gorbi.

Starring Caio Castro, Sabrina Sato, Suzana Pires, Tato Gabus Mendes, Moacyr Franco, Domingos Montagner, Felipe Folgosi, and Tuna Dwek.

MPAA Rating: R

Running time: 97 minutes