Down 40,980 this week

End of Man (1971)
"Finis Hominis" (original title)

Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.7/10 from 195 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 7 critic

Stark naked man comes out from the sea and begins to walk the streets, interfering in daily episodes, always in search of justice. He names himself Finis Hominis (The End of Man, in latin),... See full summary »

0Check in

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 2213 titles
created 11 Sep 2011
a list of 385 titles
created 17 Dec 2011
a list of 422 titles
created 05 Mar 2012
a list of 463 titles
created 14 Apr 2013
a list of 1385 titles
created 6 months ago

Related Items

Search for "Finis Hominis" on

Connect with IMDb

Share this Rating

Title: End of Man (1971)

End of Man (1971) on IMDb 5.7/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of End of Man.


Credited cast:
José Mojica Marins ...
Finis Hominis
Teresa Sodré ...
Roque Rodrigues ...
Rosângela Maldonado ...
The Schemer
Mário Lima ...
The Lover
Andreia Bryan ...
The Nymphomaniac
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ronaldo Beibe
Big Boy
Américo Camargo
Clara Clarestadi
Margareth Delta
Sílvio Francisco
Paulo Mander


Stark naked man comes out from the sea and begins to walk the streets, interfering in daily episodes, always in search of justice. He names himself Finis Hominis (The End of Man, in latin), and soon becomes sort of a modern Messiah, capable of performing miracles. An adulterous woman and a cheated husband are among his most faithful followers, as well as a group of hippies. Written by <>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Comedy | Drama | Horror





Release Date:

18 December 1971 (Brazil)  »

Also Known As:

Finis Hominis  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Followed by Quando os Deuses Adormecem (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Wow! Another mind-blowing movie from Coffin Joe! Like Jodorowsky on a Herschell Gordon Lewis budget...
29 February 2004 | by (Perth, Australia) – See all my reviews

Jose Mojica Marins has long between in a legend in his native Brazil but his reputation has taken some time to slowly filter down to horror and exploitation fans worldwide. He's best known as his evil alter ego Coffin Joe (Ze do Caixao) via a series of movies beginning with 'At Midnight I'll Take Your Soul' in the 60s, as well as TV and comics. In 'The End Of Man' Marins doesn't play Coffin Joe, instead he's Finis Hominis a mysterious figure who emerges naked from the ocean, then wanders around the streets becoming involved in the lives of various people. He is arrested, escapes, becomes a media sensation and eventually for many a kind of messiah. I watched the movie on a Brazilian DVD with laughably inept subtitles which added another surreal layer to an already out there movie. My favourite bits are where Finis Hominis encounters a group of very irritating hippies who exclaim things like "Finis Hominis, you're the man!", "The birds lives and the children are dressed with the best fabric!", and (my favourite) "Freedom, freedom, and hurrah to free love!". If you've seen any of the Coffin Joe movies you know that Marins is capable of very strange movies on minuscule budgets. 'The End Of Man' is even stranger! I wouldn't say it's the best Marins movie I've seen but it's definitely the oddest. It's even odder than 'Awakening Of The Beast', and that's saying a lot! It's probably not the best place to start if you haven't seen any Coffin Joe before. On the other hand it isn't strictly a Coffin Joe movie so if you like weird and wonderful films that aren't necessarily horror and you get the chance to watch it do so. The more Marins movies I see, the more I am amazed. Coffin Joe deserves to be spoken of in the same breathe as Russ Meyer and Jess Franco, those other two masters of b-grade surrealism. His movies are like Jodorowsky on a Herschell Gordon Lewis budget!

11 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss End of Man (1971) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: