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  • Walter Hugo Khouri – Noite Vazia AKA Eros [+Extras] (1964)

    Walter Hugo Khouri1961-1970ArthouseBrazilDrama

    Two friends take two prostitutes for a night of pleasure. But the night turns out to be frustrating for all involved, as much bitterness is revealed in their conversation and attitudes, uncovering their anguish and deeper feelings, and the emptiness of their lives.Read More »

  • Antonio Carlos da Fontoura – Copacabana Me Engana AKA Copacabana Fools Me (1968)

    1961-1970Antonio Carlos da FontouraBrazilComedyDrama

    From IMDB:
    Marquinhos is in his early 20s and lives in Copacabana with his petits bourgeois parents and older brother. He doesn’t have a job, he doesn’t go to school, he just lives on the spur of the moment, watches TV, plays soccer on the beach by day and goes out with his mates by night. He meets Irene, a 40 year-old woman and they have a love affair that is going to change his life – for a while.Read More »

  • Nelson Pereira dos Santos – Boca de Ouro AKA The Golden Mouth [+Extras] (1963)

    1961-1970BrazilDramaNelson Pereira dos Santos

    When powerful outlaw “Boca de Ouro” dies, a reporter interviews his former lover Guigui, to try to outline his personality. But the woman offers him three different versions of the facts, following the changes of her own personal feelings towards the man.

    Nelson Rodrigues’ Rashomon-lite gangster melodrama gets a purposive physical rendering on the hands of Nelson Pereira dos Santos. The filmmaker always described this as gun for hire work, but it is one of his most dramatic exact films and the cast is terrific. (Filipe Furtado)Read More »

  • Glauber Rocha – O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro AKA Antonio das Mortes (1969)

    1961-1970ArthouseBrazilGlauber RochaWestern

    Period piece about a Brazil that is no more. This movie is the sequel to “God and the Devil in the Land of the Sun” (Deus e o diabo na terra do sol), and takes place 29 years after Antonio das Mortes killed Corisco (the “Blond Devil”), last of the Cangaceiros. In “the old days”, Antonio’s function in life was exterminate these bandits, on account of his personal grudges against them. His life had been meaningless for the last 29 years, but now, a new challenge awaits him. When a Cangaceiro appears in Jardim Das Piranhas, the local Land Baron (Jofre Soares), an old man, does what seems obvious to him: he calls Antonio das Mortes, killer of Cangaceiros. At first, Antonio is ecstatic. His life has gained new meaning. But soon it becomes obvious that this new Cangaceiro (named Coirana) is no Corisco, but an idealist. An idealist of the sixties in the garb of the forties. A leader to the hopeless and the hungry. Antonio das Mortes begins to reconsider his feelings towards Coirana and his followers…Read More »

  • Glauber Rocha – Câncer (1972)

    1971-1980ArthouseBrazilExperimentalGlauber Rocha

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    The film does not have a story. There are three characters and violent action. I was interested in making a technical experiment, concernig the problem of the resistance of the duration of the cinematographic take. There, we can see how the technique interferes in the cinematographic process. I decided to make a film in which each take would have the length of a chassis, and study the almost elimination of the editing when there is a verbal action and a psychological action in the same take. – Glauber RochaRead More »

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