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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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Glauber Rocha

Writer:

Glauber Rocha
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Complete credited cast:
Maurício do Valle Maurício do Valle ... Antonio das Mortes, the Jagunço / Killer
Odete Lara Odete Lara ... Laura, the Prostitute
Othon Bastos Othon Bastos ... The Teacher
Hugo Carvana Hugo Carvana ... Mattos, the Police Officer
Joffre Soares Joffre Soares ... Horácio, the Coronel / Land Owner
Lorival Pariz Lorival Pariz ... Coirana, the Cangaceiro / Outlaw
Rosa Maria Penna Rosa Maria Penna ... Barbara, the Santa / Religious Leader
Emmanuel Cavalcanti Emmanuel Cavalcanti ... The Priest
Vinícius Salvatori Vinícius Salvatori ... Mata-Vaca / Cow-Butcher
Mário Gusmão Mário Gusmão ... Antão, the Black Angel
Santi Scaldaferri 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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Action | Crime | Drama | Western

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Country:

France | Brazil | West Germany | USA

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

14 June 1969 (Brazil) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Milagres, Bahia, Brazil

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

One of Martin Scorsese favorite films. See more »

Quotes

Antonio das Mortes: Fight with the strength of your ideas. They are more worthy than me.
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Connections

Featured in Cinema Novo (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Carinhoso
Written by Pixinguinha & João de Barro
Performed by Odete Lara & Hugo Carvana
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a magician's creation
11 August 2007 | by anithomas_dSee all my reviews

this is one of the most beautiful films that i have come across. The beautifully changing styles of narration to get to a complete absurd or a rather dream like experience at the end of the film makes it one of the most beautiful essay on form. a must watch for anyone who is interested in understanding how a narrative style can change in the process of a film.

glauber rocha is like a magician who brings out the pigeon from nowhere and turns into a rabbit and makes it into a formation of a cloud. it is pure poetry.

The characters for Rocha are pure ideas, the movements and kinesics , takes them out of the fences of realism to the level of an oral narrative or a mythical one for that matter. As the movie progresses it turns, it can be best said, to take up the form of a folk dance.

it is a normal phenomena to notice the drop outs in the first quarter of the film,before the turn over starts. the wrong perception created by the experiences of the various films that had ruled our viewings.

at the end i will like to say it is a sure treat for anyone interested in the grammar and language of cinema.


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