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Cangaceiro (1953)
"O Cangaceiro" (original title)

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Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro (bandit) Teodoro who falls in love with a small town school teacher who his gang ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Alberto Ruschel ...
Teodoro
Marisa Prado ...
Milton Ribeiro ...
Capitão Galdino Ferreira
Vanja Orico ...
Maria Clódia
Adoniran Barbosa ...
Mané Mole
Ricardo Campos
Neusa Veras
Zé do Norte
Jesuíno G. dos Santos ...
(as Jesuíno)
Maria Luiza Splendore ...
(as Maria Luiza)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio V. Almeida
Heitor Barnabé
Lima Barreto
Dan Camara
Horácio Camargo
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Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro (bandit) Teodoro who falls in love with a small town school teacher who his gang has kidnapped. Written by Cristian Redferne <Harlock@prodigy.com>

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more than a Brazilian western
10 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Like the few great sci-fi, western, and other genre films, O Cangaceiro transcends its genre to speak of integrity and how people deal with awful contradictions and dilemmas that develop in their lives. Sometimes unsuccessfully.

But don't let my fancy talk deter you; it's a great movie and if somehow you have a chance to see it, don't miss it. It is a three-star attraction (meaning, "worth a trip.")

To meet the IMDb's length requirement, I'll also note its poetic photography, deservedly famous background music, and the cool, restrained treatment (aided by the b&w photography) of deep emotions and tragic events.


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