Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of common rural worker Manuel into a life of crime, joining the gang of Antonio's sworn enemy, Corisco the Blond Devil (Othon Bastos), and the Pedra Bonita Massacre. Written by
Cristian Redferne <Harlock@prodigy.com>
Did You Know?
In the scene where we see Manuel (Geraldo Del Rey
) carrying a huge stone over his head while climbing Monte Santo on his knees, Del Rey insisted on carrying a real stone that weighted over 20 kilos - something that really worried director Glauber Rocha. After the shooting, Del Rey had to take 2 days off, as he wasn't in condition to show up. See more
Here's my rifle to save the poor from starving.
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Written by Glauber Rocha
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