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Antonio das Mortes (1969)
"O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro" (original title)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  14 June 1969 (Brazil)
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Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol), and takes place 29 years after Antonio ... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
Maurício do Valle ...
Odete Lara ...
Laura, the Prostitute
Othon Bastos ...
The Teacher
Hugo Carvana ...
Mattos, the Police Officer
Joffre Soares ...
Horácio, the Coronel / Land Owner
Lorival Pariz ...
Coirana, the Cangaceiro / Outlaw
Rosa Maria Penna ...
Barbara, the Santa / Religious Leader
Emmanuel Cavalcanti ...
The Priest
Vinícius Salvatori ...
Mata-Vaca / Cow-Butcher
Mário Gusmão ...
Antão, the Black Angel
Santi Scaldaferri ...
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Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to "God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun" (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol), and takes place 29 years after Antonio das Mortes killed Corisco (the "Blond Devil"), last of the Cangaceiros. In "the old days", Antonio's function in life was exterminate these bandits, on account of his personal grudges against them. His life had been meaningless for the last 29 years, but now, a new challenge awaits him. When a Cangaceiro appears in Jardim Das Piranhas, the local Land Baron (Jofre Soares), an old man, does what seems obvious to him: he calls Antonio das Mortes, killer of Cangaceiros. At first, Antonio is ecstatic. His life has gained new meaning. But soon it becomes obvious that this new Cangaceiro (named Coirana) is no Corisco, but an idealist. An idealist of the sixties in the garb of the forties. A leader to the hopeless and the hungry. Antonio das Mortes begins to reconsider his feelings towards Coirana and his ... Written by Cristian Redferne <Harlock@prodigy.com>

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One of Martin Scorsese favorite films. See more »

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Laura: Now, I do not know which is worse: killing, or not being brave enough to.
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"Volta por Cima'
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Soporific and dated
22 May 1999 | by (Oakland, Calif., USA) – See all my reviews

I was amazed to see that others have given this movie an average rating of 8.5 out of 10. It's extremely dated, confusing, and quite silly. Some people walked out of it when it showed at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley, Calif., USA, recently. And that audience represents the acme of film buffs and connoisseurs --people who can tolerate almost anything.


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