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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

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Glauber Rocha
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Cast

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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Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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One of Martin Scorsese favorite films. See more »

Quotes

Antonio das Mortes: God made the Land. Satan the fences.
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"Volta por Cima'
Written by Paulo Vanzolini
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fat guy and that's about all
18 January 2017 | by karlericssonSee all my reviews

This film is a perfect example of Vanity - in the public seeing the film. It has no plot, no wisdom, no intelligence - nothing! It does have a fat man with a hat and a lot of bad Music and dancing and idiotic talk upon talk. It isn't even a fart of a film. Only a public that has never seen a good film or seen a good film that they were too dumb to understand - only such a public will interpret something akin of quality into this film. There is no quality - only a fat man with a hat. Fat man fat man fat man hat hat hat fat man. fat. mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmman. hhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhat.

Fat man with a hat. Baddddd dancing.


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