Coup de poing sur la pointe du couteau (1979)

The play Murro em Ponta de Faca was written by Boal in 1971, during his exile from Brazil, and is a story of the military dictatorship in Brazil and Latin America. The play centers a group of exiled Brazilians who experience social and individual strife while living, against their will, in lands far from home—in this case Chile, Argentina, and France. The group is formed by three couples of different social classes and ideologies (intellectuals, workers, and bourgeois) who are forced to live in the same space, and to face their differences and lack of freedom. Murro em Ponta de Faca deals with broad issues of exile resulting in exclusion, denial, control, and intolerance, but also the fight for affirmation and resistance.


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  • Title: Coup de poing sur la pointe du couteau
  • Alternate Title: Murro em ponta de faca
  • Holdings: video (HIDVL)
  • Duration: 02:01:17
  • Language: French
  • Date: 16 Nov 1979
  • Location: Théâtre de la Tempête, Paris, France
  • Type-Format: performance
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