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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.


Glauber Rocha


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)


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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Did You Know?


There is a bar in Jardim de Piranhas, the ville where the story takes place, called Barravento Bar. "Barravento" is the title of the first Rocha's movie. See more »


Laura: Now, I do not know which is worse: killing, or not being brave enough to.
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Referenced in My Voyage to Italy (1999) See more »


Written by Walter Queiroz
Performed by Lorival Pariz
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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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14 June 1969 (Brazil) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Milagres, Bahia, Brazil


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1.66 : 1
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