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Black God, White Devil
Year:  1964
Running Time:  120 minutes
Country:  Brazil
Genre:  Drama
Cast:  Geraldo del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Mauricio do Valle, Othon Bastos, Lidio Silva, Sonia dos Humildes, Marrom, Antonio Pindo, João Gama, Milton Rosa
Showtime:   Sunday, March 16, 2008 @ 05:10 PM
Director:  Glauber Rocha

Description:
  "Black God, White Devil is the most beautiful thing I have seen in more than a decade, filled with a savage poetry." – Luis Buñuel

Manuel, a herdsman, and his wife Rosa are on the run because of a bloody conflict with their "coronel". The couple joins mystics gathered around Sebastião, a black man who predicts the coming of an apocalyptic upheaval which will turn the Sertão into the sea and the sea into the Sertão.

Ignored by Manuel, Rosa's eagerness brings about a violent break-up with the messianic preacher. As they keep travelling, the couple meet the survivors of the gang of cangaceiros led by Lampião.

His lieutenant, Corisco, wants to raze Sertão to the ground. He is chased by Antonio das Mortes, the fazendeiros' henchman full of the importance of his murderous fate. The conclusion, announced by a blindman and sung by the chorus, shows Manuel that the earth belongs neither to God nor to the Devil.

Language: Portuguese with English subtitles







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