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Black God, White Devil (1964)

Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol (original title)
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast overview:
Geraldo Del Rey ...
Manuel
Yoná Magalhães ...
Rosa
Othon Bastos ...
Corisco
Maurício do Valle ...
Lidio Silva ...
Sebastião
Sonia Dos Humildes ...
Dadá
João Gama ...
Priest
Antônio Pinto ...
Colonel
Milton Rosa ...
Moraes (as Milton Roda)
Roque Santos ...
(as Roque)
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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>

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10 July 1964 (Brazil)  »

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Othon Bastos did three voices for the movie. Besides dubbing himself as Corisco, he did the voice for Lampião (whom Corisco had "incorporated) and he also dubbed Sebastião, the black God - although Lídio Silva played the character on screen. See more »

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Corisco: Here's my rifle to save the poor from starving.
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Featured in Panorama do Cinema Brasileiro (1968) See more »

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Perseguição
Written by Glauber Rocha & Sérgio Ricardo
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A great masterpiece!
3 October 2001 | by (Brasilia, Brazil) – See all my reviews

This movie is considered by the critics as the most important Brazilian movie of all times. And they are right in this point. An impressive, outstanding portrait of Brazilian rich culture with a focus on some delicate subjects as religion, faith, violence and economic exploration. Rocha made here a fantastic synthesis of the main problems of Brazil, problems that still remained almost forty years after. Great performances by Del Rey and Mauricio do Valle.


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