Ruy Guerra

  • Ruy Guerra – Kuarup (1989)

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    Another rare movie of a great brazilian author, Ruy Guerra. Adapted from the famous book of Antonio Callado. The history of Nando, a priest who goes preach in the Xingu River region, an almost unexplored place, and becomes a political actor. But, in the same time, he sees come to the light an internal sexual conflict.Read More »

  • Ruy Guerra – Os Fuzis AKA The Guns (1964)

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    In an extremely poor region in the Northeast of Brazil, a group of soldiers try to stop the population from sacking a food deposit.Read More »

  • Ruy Guerra – Os Cafajestes aka The Unscrupulous Ones (1962)

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    A Brazilian masterpiece, fascinating, powerful and still contemporary, waiting to be (re)discovered by the world, 12 October 2006

    The first thing you’ll remark when you see “Os Cafajestes” today (if you are lucky enough to find a copy of it) is how surprisingly modern, daring and mesmerizing it still is. The existential drama of 4 characters — two men (low-life scum Jandir, small-time playboy Vavá) and two women (used up Leda, provocative Vilma), who indulge in dangerous, deceitful games that include sex, photos, cars, beaches, drugs and blackmail — is amazingly contemporary in its visual style, boldness and acid criticism of amorality and egotism. That, combined with the virtuoso camera-work by Tony Rabatoni, the blazing summer whiteness of Cabo Frio beaches and dunes, the surprising turns in the plot, the edgy dialog and the non-linear treatment of sound vs image make this an unforgettable film, one of the most impressive directing debuts in the history of cinema (that’s not an overstatement), regrettably little known outside Brazil.Read More »

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