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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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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: God made the Land. Satan the fences.
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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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the great mix of myths
11 August 2002 | by milagrozo-1See all my reviews

If you watch Hollywood movies only, this one may be hard for you. But it will be a great experience for some lunatics (like me) who believe in the power and in the freedom of the cinematographic images.

The subject is Brazil, the conflicts of a country that crossed a violent dictatorship at the time the movie was made. All the characters are representing groups of the brazilian society. Some of them, like the cangaceiros (poor and revolted people who became outlaws in the early 20th century), and the Saint (portrait of a blended religion that exists in Brazil, with elements of catholicism and african religions) are taken in a mythological approach. The delirious Glauber Rocha takes his characters to moral edges, leads them to crazy bang-bang scenes, to samba and war. There are no linear conclusions in the end. Only some new doubts and unusual beauty.


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