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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>
brazilian western, follows formula, but transcends it
This brazilian film made in 1953 was clearly inspired by the american westerns. As a matter of fact you could call it a western, but it has a great difference, which are that the characters, folklore and the history of that area on the northeast of Brazil, so rich and interesting, that it makes this film transcend the structure of a typical western and became a great film in itself. The scenes where the band of outlaws is riding, with the song `Mulher Rendeira', being played on the background, is one of the greatest moments I have ever seen on film. Even though this film was a big hit when it came out, it even got an award at the Cannes Festival, it should be more appreciated nowadays.
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