North American distributor Film Movement has licensed Jose Henrique Fonseca's Brazilian crime caper Man Of The Year (O Homem Do Ano) to the Sundance Channel.

Man Of The Year tells the story of an ordinary person who is propelled into destiny after the seemingly innocuous act of dying his hair blond.

Murilo Benicio stars in the film, which will be broadcast on the Sundance Channel in the US from May 1 2008-Apr 30 2010.

The film won best film at the 2003 San Francisco International Film Festival and played in official selection in Toronto in the same year.

'Sundance Channel has been a driving force in independent film and we are thrilled to partner with them to introduce their audience to this exceptional film they may not be able to see otherwise,' Film Movement chief executive officer Stuart Litman said.