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O Estranho Mundo de Zé do Caixão (1968)

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Three episodes: A dollmaker whose dolls are eerily human, a tale of necrophilia, and a doctor proves love is dead.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Luís Sérgio Person ...
(segment "O Fabricante de Bonecas") (as L. S. Person)
Vany Miller ...
(segment "O Fabricante de Bonecas")
Mário Lima ...
(segment "O Fabricante de Bonecas")
Verônica Krimann ...
(segment "O Fabricante de Bonecas")
Rosalvo Caçador ...
(segment "O Fabricante de Bonecas")
Paula Ramos ...
(segment "O Fabricante de Bonecas")
Tony Cardi ...
(segment "O Fabricante de Bonecas")
Esmeralda Ruchel ...
(segment "O Fabricante de Bonecas")
Messias de Melo ...
(segment "O Fabricante de Bonecas")
Leila de Oliveira ...
(segment "O Fabricante de Bonecas")
Jeff Ribeiro ...
(segment "O Fabricante de Bonecas")
Abigail de Barros ...
(segment "O Fabricante de Bonecas")
Carlos Campos ...
(segment "O Fabricante de Bonecas")
Nelita Aparecida ...
(segment "Ideologia")
Antônio Ravagnoli ...
(segment "O Fabricante de Bonecas") (as Antonio F. Ravagnolli)
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"O Estranho Mundo de Zé do Caixão" is a collection of three creepy and bizarre horror tales. "O Fabricante de Bonecas" ("The Dollmaker"): In Pirituba, Master Bastos is a respectable doll maker that lives with his four daughters in a remote area manufacturing dolls with impressive eyes. When four criminals break in his house to rob his money and rape his daughters, they learn why the doll's eyes are so realistic. "Tara" ("Perversion"): A poor balloon seller has a crush on a young woman and stalks her. On her wedding day, the woman is stabbed in front of the church by another woman and dies. After her funeral, the man breaks in her crypt and spends the night with her to satisfy his obsession. "Ideologia" ("Ideology"): After a debate on a TV show with the journalist Alfredo about the nonexistence of love, Professor Oaxiac Odez invites Alfredo and his wife Wilma to visit him. Professor Odez offers to prove to Alfredo that the instinct prevails over reason, and brings the couple to the ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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doll | torture | rape | necrophilia | cage | See more »

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25 November 1968 (Brazil)  »

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In the segment "The Dollmaker", the shooting takes place under the image and the subtitle "Sagrados Corações de Jesus e Maria Avençoem Esta Casa" [the holy hearts of Jesus and Mary bless this home]. See more »

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Zé do Caixão
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Written by José Mojica Marins
Played by Titulares do Ritmo, and
Sung by Edson Lopes
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Experimental horror picture: a new terror notion related to a new body limits notion
25 July 2005 | by (Cagliari, Italy) – See all my reviews

I think that in the 60's you can talk about "modern" and "old" kind of horror films.The modernity of horror films was determined by the forces acting in the movie: immanent forces that eluded arcane solutions or mysterious set designing with dark, freakish and irrational characters, were forces related to a new notion of Horror. New Horror tried to find, to create, a new idea of terror closer to the "human body", an immanent and "rational" idea of terror.In this way George A. Romero's movies, with their political suggestions, are the more revolutionary in their genre and, well, i think that Marins' movies too, in their particular, experimental way, follow and reinvent the horror cinema modern notion born in 60's. In the beginning of this amazing picture Ze Do Caixao, presenting his three stories, says: "You cannot understand the terror because you are the terror!".In this statement resides the whole picture: especially the third story, the best one, shows that what scared us are the body's extremes, the "instincts" as Ze says.This argument by Marins\Do Caixao creates a modern notion of horror: filming this Marins checks new extreme forms of the bodies, a new way to be, a way that can be easily confused with sadism or with pure bizarre gory cinematographic entertainment.But Marin's way is really more radical than this kind of simple stuffs.It's an experimental way! Even if all the three stories are led by the same argument - the new notion of terror related by the new new notion of body - only the third one is successful to get the argument in a great complete visual way.Other two stories, especially the first one, are obvious and don't suggest anything new about searching a suitable image for the matter. Anyway, a good, funny too, modern and experimental horror picture. I give 9 to the third story and I give 7 1/2 to the whole picture.


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