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Cangaceiro (1953)

O Cangaceiro (original title)
Approved | | Action, Drama, History | 3 September 1954 (USA)
Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro (bandit) Teodoro who falls in love with a small town school teacher who his gang ... See full summary »

Director:

Lima Barreto

Writers:

Lima Barreto (story), Lima Barreto (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alberto Ruschel Alberto Ruschel ... Teodoro
Marisa Prado Marisa Prado ... Olívia
Milton Ribeiro Milton Ribeiro ... Capitão Galdino Ferreira
Vanja Orico Vanja Orico ... Maria Clódia
Adoniran Barbosa Adoniran Barbosa ... Mané Mole
Ricardo Campos Ricardo Campos
Neusa Veras Neusa Veras
Zé do Norte Zé do Norte
Jesuíno G. dos Santos Jesuíno G. dos Santos ... (as Jesuíno)
Maria Luiza Splendore Maria Luiza Splendore ... (as Maria Luiza)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio V. Almeida Antonio V. Almeida
Heitor Barnabé Heitor Barnabé
Lima Barreto Lima Barreto
Dan Camara Dan Camara
Horácio Camargo Horácio Camargo
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Storyline

Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro (bandit) Teodoro who falls in love with a small town school teacher who his gang has kidnapped. Written by Cristian Redferne <Harlock@prodigy.com>

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SAVAGE...Riding into battle prepared to drench the earth in blood! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

3 September 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cangaceiro See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vera Cruz Studios See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Directorial debut of Lima Barreto. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Red Balloon (1956) See more »

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An opus of Eisensteinian dimensions
22 August 2009 | by elmar5See all my reviews

I saw this movie as an adolescent in the 60es just once on TV, but it still is one of only a handful which surface at least once every five years. As other reviewers have pointed out before, the great music by Zé do Norte was a major factor for this memorability. Foremost here is the ballad "Mulher Rendeira" (The Lacemaker), especially in the unforgettable scene when the gang rides in a duck line along a ridge which is set against the dusk sky and the gloomy grandeur of the Brazilian Sertao. In their leather garments, pepped up by the symbolism of amulets and talismans, the bandidos in this movie resemble an archaic tribe living in this land of dust and thorns for eons already. The movie is filmed in black and white which is lending it a certain kind of credibility reminding of a documentary. Although presenting a different plot, Barreto's movie was obviously inspired by the fate of the most famous couple of Brazilian cangaceiros, Lampiao and his wife Maria Bonita, who were killed in 1938 with seven others of their gang by the police.


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