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Antonio das Mortes (1969)

O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro (original title)
In this sequel to "Black God, White Devil", Antonio das Mortes must return back to action after killing the last of the Cangaceiros 29 years ago, when a new outlaw appears, who will eventually reveal as an idealist and mark him profoundly.

Director:

Glauber Rocha

Writer:

Glauber Rocha
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Complete credited cast:
Maurício do Valle Maurício do Valle ... Antonio das Mortes
Odete Lara Odete Lara ... Laura
Othon Bastos ... Professor
Hugo Carvana Hugo Carvana ... Delegado Mattos
Joffre Soares ... Cel. Horácio (as Jofre Soares)
Lorival Pariz Lorival Pariz ... Coirana
Rosa Maria Penna Rosa Maria Penna ... Santa Bárbara
Emmanuel Cavalcanti Emmanuel Cavalcanti ... Padre
Vinícius Salvatori Vinícius Salvatori ... Mata-Vaca
Mário Gusmão Mário Gusmão ... Antão
Santi Scaldaferri Santi Scaldaferri ... Batista (as Santi Scalda-Ferri)
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Storyline

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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Trivia

One of Martin Scorsese favorite films. See more »

Quotes

Laura: Now, I do not know which is worse: killing, or not being brave enough to.
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Connections

Referenced in Lara (2002) See more »

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"Volta por Cima'
Written by Paulo Vanzolini
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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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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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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,992
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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