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For every one of the last 20 years, The Dead Girls Feast has been celebrated in a small riverside community in the upper part of the Negro River. The occasion commemorates the ingenuous miracle that was performed by THE SAINT, a soon local boy who, soon after suffering his mothers suicide, recovered the shredded and bloodstained remains of a missing girls dress from the fangs of a stray mongrel. The little girls remains were never found, but those of her dress Saints were enshrined to create in The Saints humble dwelling a place of worship and pilgrimage.
The practices of the cult and the annual feast evolved over the years into a huge enterprise, despite persistent objections from the dead girls brother, TADEU. These days, the inhabitants of nearby Amazon villages visit the small town on the holy day to worship, pray and beg, as they anxiously await the girls revelations, which are to be channeled by The Saint.
The Saints FATHER is eager to exploit every opportunity to profit from the ...
Written by Zé Catanhede
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Nachtergaele or Claudio Assis?
Brazilian film industry keeps selling the same sort of movies. Is this disturbing and brutal perspective becoming the new face of Brazilian movies? Hope not. When I first heard about this film directed by a fantastic actor I thought that it'd be absolutely innovating. But I'm afraid that is not true. The brutality brought in makes it very hard to stand. That's why it reminds me of Claudio Assis. And that is why it is quite disappointing. Oliveira plays a tricky character and now and then commits a few acting mistakes. Furthermore the mix of hopelessness and violence does not match the beautiful film location at all! Brazil doesn't always have to be shown in a mystical, raw and tough way. I think we've had enough of these dark impressions. Salute.
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