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Antonio das Mortes (1969)

O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro (original title)
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 ... Antonio das Mortes, the Jagunço / Killer
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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Laura: Now, I do not know which is worse: killing, or not being brave enough to.
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Coirana
Written by Walter Queiroz
Performed by Lorival Pariz
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By turns jaw-dropping and a teensy bit dull
17 June 2002 | by See all my reviews

Went into this one not really knowing what to expect. I'm no student of Brazilian history, and am sure this meant many allusions and much else that was interesting about the film passed me by. There were stretches where I felt my eyelids drooping (this was after a couple of beers, admittedly). However, some of the imagery is breathtaking, and the final ten minutes are just astonishing. I would watch it again for the end alone. Music too is great, particularly the final snatch of song/narration. Audience (half Brazilian, half staid English types like myself) was fairly bopping in the aisles...


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