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Coffin Joe: The Strange World of José Mojica Marins (2001)
"Maldito - O Estranho Mundo de José Mojica Marins" (original title)

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The first documentary on José Mojica Marins's (the legendary Zé do Caixão or Coffin Joe) life and work. The film tells Mojica's history, from his poor childhood in Vila Anastácio, São Paulo... See full summary »

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The first documentary on José Mojica Marins's (the legendary Zé do Caixão or Coffin Joe) life and work. The film tells Mojica's history, from his poor childhood in Vila Anastácio, São Paulo (Brazil), until his success abroad in the '90s. Written by Anonymous

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30 April 2001 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent documentary.... Not having been introduced to Mojica's films previously, this served as a great introduction to the film culture of Brazil and Mojica's individually strange world and world-view. The interviews are spectacular... I was impressed with the filmmakers' ability to get the subjects (many of Mojica's collaborators, friends, and actors) to speak candidly and with such detail regarding his work. There are some very humorous interviews and anecdotes.... I found myself laughing out loud in many spots. The filmmakers also did an _excellent_ job of assembling old footage (the shots of Mojica conducting an acting seminar are simply hilarious), stills, tv footage, etc. A very thorough job... whether you are a fan of Mojica or not, if you are a fan of film, and in particular low-budget filmmaking or horror films, I believe that you will find this documentary to be very interesting.


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