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À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma
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9 November 1964 (Brazil) See more »
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A gravedigger prowls the city in search of a female to bear him a son. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)
José Mojica Marins ... Zé do Caixão
Magda Mei ... Terezinha
Nivaldo Lima ... Antônio
Valéria Vasquez ... Lenita (as Valeria Vasquez)
Ilídio Martins Simões ... Dr. Rodolfo (as Ilídio Martins)
Arildo Iruam
Genésio de Carvalho (as Genê Carvalho)
Vânia Rangel
Graveto
Robinson Aielo
Avelino Morais
Luana
Leandro Vieira
Antônio Marins ... S. Francisco
Mário Lima
Eurípedes da Silva (as Eurípides Silva)
Luiz Gonçalves
Carmen Marins ... D. Joana (as Carmem Marins)
Cícero Paulino
Waldomiro França
Cardoso
Jonny Grégio
José Vilar
Suzy Barros
Tomás Sebastião
Iko Galdine
Laura Duarte
Claudiana
Renato Melo
Almir Barbosa
Raul Malentaqui
Eucaris Moraes ... Velha Bruxa (as Eucaris de Morais)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geraldo Bueno ... (uncredited)
Laurindo Luarelli ... Zé do Caixão (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
José Mojica Marins 
 
Writing credits
José Mojica Marins (story)

José Mojica Marins (screenplay)

Magda Mei 

Produced by
Arildo Iruam .... producer
Geraldo Martins Simões .... producer (as Geraldo Martins)
Ilídio Martins Simões .... producer (as Ilídio Martins)
 
Original Music by
Salatiel Coelho 
Herminio Giménez 
 
Cinematography by
Giorgio Attili 
 
Film Editing by
Luiz Elias 
 
Production Design by
José Vedovato 
 
Makeup Department
Gilberto Marques .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Nelson Gaspari .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Genésio de Carvalho .... assistant production designer (as Genê Carvalho)
Luiz Gonçalves .... assistant production designer
Giovanni Lozanis .... assistant production designer
 
Sound Department
Antonio Smith Gomes .... sound
José Lopes .... foley artist (as Índio)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Oswaldo de Oliveira .... assistant camera (as Osvaldo de Oliveira)
Antônio de Souza .... gaffer
Waldomiro Reis .... electrician
José Saverie .... grip
 
Other crew
Waldomiro França .... script supervisor
Magda Mei .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma" - Brazil (original title)
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Brazil:84 min
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Director 'Jose Mojica Marins' played the main role when the original actor quit. He put on his best black suit and added a top hat. He had very long thumb nails so the makeup man added long artificial fingernails to his fingers.See more »
Quotes:
[first lines]
Zé do Caixão:What is life? It is the beginning of death. What is death? It is the end of life! What is existence? It is the continuity of blood. What is blood? It is the reason to exist!
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
two minutes to midnite, 18 August 2003
Author: Semih from Seattle, WA

It's very impressive and ambitious for Jose Mojica Marins to get this project done when he had only 15 cans of negative film stock to start with, 2 of which got stolen leaving him only 13, and not having a main actor so having to play the part himself. Most of locations were indoor sets, except for one outdoor location. Although it may seem like the lack of planning and abrupt decisions could have affected the outcome, it in fact did not. This film has some great work, starting from Jose's performance with his monologues and single take unedited continuous scenes, all the way through the very impressive set and production design and special effects. They actually manually glued glitter on the negative to get that cheap effect of halo around the spirits. I always give credit to people who are willing to get things done no matter what the budget or circumstances. Several hair raising moments make me think that this film must have been really scary for it's time 40 years ago. Overall, this is a brilliant film that is very cinematic and relies on traditional but very effective tricks of the trade to make it work.

Almost like a "the seventh seal" for horror films.

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