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Release Date:
October 1990 (Brazil) See more »
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Psychiatrist experiments LSD on 4 volunteers, to investigate Coffin Joe's influence over them. Each patient presents a different reaction, involving sex, perversion and sadism. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Bizarre, cultish ....but with a sense of humor... See more (20 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
José Mojica Marins 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Rubens F. Lucchetti 
José Mojica Marins  story

Produced by
Giorgio Attili .... producer
José Mojica Marins .... producer
George Michel Serkeis .... producer
Goffredo Telles Neto .... associate producer
 
Cinematography by
Giorgio Attili 
 
Film Editing by
Luiz Elias 
 
Art Direction by
Nico Rosso 
 
Makeup Department
Graveto .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mario Lima .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mario Lima .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Júlio Perez Caballar .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Harrys .... electrician
Milagres .... still photographer
Nene .... electrician
Virgílio Roveda .... assistant camera
Willian .... still photographer
 
Editorial Department
Hélio .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Luis C. Reis .... production assistant
Jorson Silva .... production assistant
Márcio Silva .... continuity
 

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Also Known As:
"O Ritual dos Sádicos" - Brazil (original title)
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Runtime:
93 min
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Certification:
Brazil:18 | Brazil:(Banned) (1969-1982) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Netherlands:16 | Netherlands:16 (2008) (DVD) | UK:R

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Trivia:
According to director José Mojica Marins, other filmmakers helped him get this into production by donating filmstock.See more »
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[first lines]
Zé do Caixão:My world is strange, but it's worthy to all those who want to accept it, and never corrupt as some want to portray it. Because it's made up, my friend, of strange people, though none are stranger than you!
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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
Bizarre, cultish ....but with a sense of humor..., 6 July 2009
Author: MarieGabrielle from United States

Having recently caught this strange film on Independent Film Channel,it certainly warrants a viewing, if only for the curiosity of Jose Mojica Marins.

Primarily,he uses two scenarios: a round-table of psychiatrists discussing drug addiction,and alternate scenes of the addicts in question, who are given LSD as part of the experiment.

The poverty and demoralization (particularly of women in Brazil) is explored, and the scenes are stark, turning gradually to crude, horrific and even at times humorous. There is one scene in particular where a young woman is interviewing for a job as a maid and she envisions her prospective employer, who is obese and wolfing a plate of pasta)as a hideous looking Pekingnese dog.

Overall a creative and strange commentary on the drug cultures of the late 1960's and 70's.8/10.

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