In the tiny poor town of Asa Branca, in the middle of Brazilian Northeast, Roque Santeiro is worshiped as a saint. He was supposedly killed by a bandit, 18 years ago, trying to save the local church. After his disappearance, local leaderships such as landowner Sinhozinho Malta and mayor Florindo, took profit on that to control the humble population. They even make up a widow, Porcina, who should have married Roque secretly before his death. What they don't expect is that Roque is alive, and he's back to, allegedly, "save his people". Now Malta, Florindo, Porcina, and others must hold him down and explain the "truth" to their commoners, in a desperate attempt to save their own bottoms. Meanwhile, mysterious facts surround Asa Branca, such as a Werewolf, a film crew who are trying to shoot a movie about Roque's story, and violent murderers. Dias Gomes writes about small towns in marvelous satires of local authorities and their hypocrisy.
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Did You Know?
The series was green-lit by the government only 10 years after its original intended release, blocked by the military regime. After production re-started, Betty Faria
and Francisco Cuoco
declined their roles and were replaced by José Wilker
and Regina Duarte
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Referenced in vem_aí
Mil e uma Noites de Amor
Written by Pepeu Gomes
, Fausto Nilo
& Baby do Brasil
(as Baby Consuelo)
Performed by Pepeu Gomes See more