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Black God, White Devil (1964)
"Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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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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Sertão Vai Virar Mar
Written by Glauber Rocha & Sérgio Ricardo
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This is the worst film I have ever seen.
16 March 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't make a habit of crying at films. But for this film I couldn't help myself. I was literally bored to tears. I had to watch it for a film class, and while watching this film felt a little like torture, I was determined to finish what I started. Towards the end of the film I couldn't take it anymore, my mind shut down, and I started laughing and crying at the same time. Surely, I think, this film must but some kind of terrible joke. Why is no one else laughing? I know that the people who have previously commented on this film see it as a cinematic masterpiece, and will probably dismiss me as a philistine. But still I need to warn all the future film students out there of the potential emotional breakdown you will face upon seeing this film.

IMDb says this film is 120 minutes. This is incorrect. The film is actually 17 hours long.

I think the trouble is that this film takes itself much too seriously. The pace is much too slow, to a point that it's almost unbearable. The acting is BAD, the costumes are ridiculous, the music is incredibly repetitive, and the plot is nonsensical. I don't care if it's a masterpiece. I don't care if it influenced Martin Scorsese. It made me want to pull out my own eyeballs and eat them.

There are much better Brazilian films out there, like "Central Station" and "City of God." If you're looking for realism, a much better example is "I am Cuba," which flows at a similar pace but the cinematography is beautiful (and yes, it also influenced Martin Scorsese).


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