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À Meia-Noite Levarei Sua Alma
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9 November 1964 (Brazil) See more »
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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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The movie became such a hit in Brazil that one theatre in downtown Sao Paulo played it for four months.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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7 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Somebody Get This Dude A Nail Clipper For Xmas!, 19 October 2007
Author: ferbs54 from United States

The Brazilian film "At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul" (1963) features a character who is a strong contender for the most hateful, obnoxious, despicable, slimy and loathsome creature in horror movie history. He is Ze do Caixao, a name that, loosely translated from the Portuguese, means Coffin Joe, and he would go on to become a wildly popular figure in Brazilian culture over the years; kind of like an amalgam of Baron Samedi and Freddy Krueger. As played by the film's director, Jose Mojica Marins, Ze is quite unforgettable. Bearded, caped and top hatted, he bullies and browbeats the inhabitants of his small village, and does away with those closest to him, all in his sick pursuit to father a son and continue his bloodline. Perhaps most shocking, in the largely Catholic country of Brazil, he is a taunting atheist, who eats meat on Good Friday and even forces others to do the same! No living person seems able to stand up to Ze. But the unliving...ah, perhaps that's another story.... Filmed on the cheap, this picture still works marvelously, featuring as it does many scenes of casual and brutal violence (wait'll you see what Ze does to his barren mistress), some interesting FX (I love that glittery ghost!), fairly intense acting (especially by Marins and that gypsy witch), and a very freaky score (wails, screams, echo effects, etc.). One scene in particular is very fine; the one in which Ze rails against heaven and hell during a thunderstorm and drunkenly demands that God and all spirits do him harm. Pretty intense stuff. Anyway, that gypsy woman, at the film's beginning, warns us NOT to watch this picture, as it will make us suffer, but I'm glad that I stayed with it. And oh...a modern-day interview with Marins is included on this DVD. If you want to see something REALLY scary, take a look at his fingernails!

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