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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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An unpolished but memorable cinema experience See more (41 total) »

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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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 »
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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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20 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
An unpolished but memorable cinema experience, 21 October 2006
Author: TheMarquisDeSuave from Worcester, MA

Ladies and gentlemen, I have the honor to present to you the film debut of Ze de Caixao, better known to his small stateside cult as Coffin Joe. Featuring surprisingly vivid gore, bizarre Nietzschian philosophy, and a budget that would make Roger Corman go "I can't work with this", Jose Mojica Marins manages to create an unpolished but memorable cinema experience. He stars as Coffin Joe, an all around jerk who enjoys eating lamb on Good Friday and chopping the hands off folks at the local pub. However, he is going through some personal struggles, as he prowls the city looking for a woman to bear his children. After he kills a girl and than finds out she was pregnant with his child, he really starts to lose it. He curses the heavens and dares them to raise the dead from their graves to enact revenge on him. Bad move. This was the first of the Coffin Joe films, followed by the good but inconsistent "This Night I Will Possess Your Corpse" and Marins' masterpiece, the psychedelic "Awakening of the Beast".

Keep in mind, while some may find the Coffin Joe films fascinating, they are certainly not for everybody. Many will find them slowly paced, boring, and confusing, even if they are fans of Cult / Psychotronic cinema. For the rest of us, he's one of cinema's most fascinating auteurs. With much censorship problems regarding both gore and blasphemous subtexts and budget limitations, its amazing that he managed to get his films made. They are pure guerrilla film-making brilliance. Throughout cinema, there has never been anyone quite like him. He is a mixture between Luis Bunuel, Frederich Neitschze, Alejandro Jodorowsky (who reportedly became inspired to make "The Holy Mountain" because of Marins' "Awakening of the Beast"), and Roger Cormon. Those interested in his films should definitely start here, as it is his most accessible film. With many b-films and cult films, they're actually not bad films, but in reality they are good films with bad production values. Marins supports this theory completely. (7/10)

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