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O Bandido da Luz Vermelha (1968)

The story of a famous Brazilian criminal, called The Red Light Bandit because he always used a red flashlight to break in the houses during the night. Working alone, he also used to rape his female victims.

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Credited cast:
Helena Ignez ... Janete Jane
Paulo Villaça ... Bandido da Luz Vermelha
Pagano Sobrinho ... J.B. da Silva
Luiz Linhares ... Delegado Cabeção
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Hélio Aguiar ... Narrator
Luís Alberto
Armando Barreto
Lenoir Bittencourt
... Victim (as Sonia Braga)
Lola Brah ... Rich Woman
Júlio Calasso
Ozualdo Ribeiro Candeias
Maurice Capovila ... Gangster
Renato Consorte ... TV Presenter
Neville de Almeida
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The story a famous Brazilian criminal, called The Red Light Bandit because he always used a red flashlight to break in the houses during the night. Working alone, he also used to rape his female victims. Written by lukejoplin@infolink.com.br

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2 December 1968 (Brazil)  »

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El bandido de la luz roja  »

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Classic underground comedy
7 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

This movie was shot in 1968, just as Brazil was getting into the worst years of the Military Dictatorship that started in 1964. The director was only 22, but not your regular angry young man protesting against social and political problems. In the face of a bleak reality, he decided to laugh at absolutely everything. This is a piece of nihilistic cinema that does not take anything seriously, not even itself. If this movie was a rock band of its era, it would be one that foreshadowed the twisted humor and chilling violence of punk rock. It has certainly inspired many crazy Brazilians to go and do even more shocking stuff in front of a camera.


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