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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 ...
Batista, the Coronel's Guide
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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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Antonio das Mortes: God made the Land. Satan the fences.
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Coirana
Written by Walter Queiroz
Performed by Lorival Pariz
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After one viewing thirty years ago, this movie has stayed with me
9 October 1999 | by See all my reviews

This phantasmagorical take on the "western" hero plants the Eastwood-like hero in Brazil where conflicts over religion and the fiercely independent identities of the indigenes lead to a violent (and legendary) confrontation.

The imagery is compelling, and the sung narration of the legend of Antonio das mortes turn this movie into a heady mix of cultural clashes and archetypical questing.

I would so much like to see this movie again. Thirty years is too long to wait.


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