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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)

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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Also Known As:
"À Meia Noite Levarei Sua Alma" - Brazil (original title)
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Brazil:84 min
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With the exception of two exterior scenes, the entire movie was shot inside a 600 square foot studio in São Paulo.See more »
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[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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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Great Cult Horror Movie, 23 June 2011
Author: Claudio Carvalho from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

In a small town, the creepy and violent gravedigger Zé do Caixão (José Mojica Marins) is feared by the locals. Zé do Caixão lives with Lenita (Valeria Vasquez), who can not deliver a son to him. Obsessed to have a son, Zé do Caixão harasses Terezinha de Oliveira (Magda Mei), who is the fiancée of his friend Antônio de Andrade (Nivaldo Lima) and kills Lenita with a spider simulating an accident. Then he drowns Antônio and rapes Terezinha expecting to have a baby with her. Terezinha commits suicide but does not accuse Zé do Caixão in his letter. When Dr. Rodolfo (Ilídio Martins) decides to request another autopsy of Antônio, Zé do Caixão burns him to death. The inspector Barretos can not prove that Zé do Caixão is the killer, but on the Day of the Dead, the local gypsy warns him that the dead will take his soul to hell.

"À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma" is a great cult horror movie from the also cult-director José Mojica Marins, a.k.a. Zé do Caixão in Brazil and Coffin Joe overseas. This is a low-budget rough film supported by a good story and performances with passion, dialogs with blasphemy and lots of gore. Further, this film is ahead of time with a very disturbing story for 1964, but recommended only to very specific audience. My vote is eight.

Title (Brazil): "À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma" ("At Midnight I Will Take Your Soul")

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