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End of Man (1971)

Finis Hominis (original title)
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 »
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Credited cast:
José Mojica Marins ...
Finis Hominis
Teresa Sodré ...
Madalena
Roque Rodrigues ...
Lázaro
Rosângela Maldonado ...
The Schemer
Mário Lima ...
The Lover
Andreia Bryan ...
The Nymphomaniac
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antoninho
Ronaldo Beibe
Big Boy
Américo Camargo
Clara Clarestadi
Margareth Delta
Sílvio Francisco
Graveto
Paulo Mander
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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 <lukejoplin@infolink.com.br>

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18 December 1971 (Brazil)  »

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Bizarre cult item
12 August 2012 | by (Edinburgh, Scotland, UK) – See all my reviews

The End of Man is one of the strangest of José Mojica Marins movies. Unlike his usual offerings, this one isn't a horror flick. It's hard to know exactly how to classify it to be perfectly honest. It starts with an enigmatic man called Finis Hominis emerging naked from the ocean. He then travels around interacting with various people. He saves the vulnerable and powerless against corrupt authority and the amoral. He exposes widespread hypocrisy. Before long he is considered a messiah figure.

Despite not really being a horror film, The End of Man is typical enough for a Marins picture. It's extremely cheap with the very low production values we have come to associate with the director; while it's as strange and surreal as his other films too. Again, the Brazilian origins ensure that it feels completely different to other films from the time. Overall, it's utterly weird and it sure isn't for everyone. It's even less accessible than Marins other films, so enter at your peril...


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