Black God, White Devil
Set in the drought-plagued Brazilian badlands of the 1940s, Black God, White Devil explores the climate of superstition, physical and spiritual terrorism, and fear that gripped the country. The central characters, Manuel and Rosa, are on the run, and move credulously from allegiance to allegiance until they finally learn that the land belongs neither to god nor devil, but to the people themselves. The film’s storyline, somewhere between folk ballad and contemporary myth, contains a multitude of references to Brazilian history and culture.
- Stars:Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos, Maurício do Valle, Lidio Silva, Sonia Dos Humildes, João Gama, Antônio Pinto, Milton Rosa, Roque Santos,
- Director:Glauber Rocha,
- Writer:Glauber Rocha
Fictionalized account of the adventures of hired gunman Antonio das Mortes, set against the real life last days of rural banditism. The movie follows Antonio as he witnesses the descent of ... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
Black God, White Devil torrent reviews
(gb) wrote: Pretty fun look at film! Good to show in classes because there are a lot of modern speakers and films, while they still pay homage to old film and the work that goes into film. They also touch on how censorship hinders free speech as well as how companies have used film to manipulate the masses to their benefit. They mention minority in film; including female directors, blacks and natives and war in film. Lots of film fun done with a thorough take on topics that youth may find interesting
(mx) wrote: Quite an engrossing film. I'm not the type of person who enjoys being kept in the dark though. Throughout the whole film I was thinking "Which country is this supposed to be set in" and "Why is that kid helping the kids that just robbed him" and "Why don't they flee like they are supposed to". Unfortunately not many of my questions were answered but I appreciate that this is a picture of Africa without being specific and it is surely all about the performance of Isabelle Huppert.
(de) wrote: Interesting. Mesmerizing, really. Though I don't quite agree with all of his solutions, some of his ideas, especially the "cone shaped house that prevents tornado damage" one, and the "3D movies without glasses" one, are quite brilliant, at least in theory. And his architectural designs are beautiful.A really interesting documentary. Not particularly well done, as there are some noticeable video/audio issues throughout, but the subject matter is so fascinating that none of it matters, really. Definitely worth a watch.
(es) wrote: better then salvation
(ca) wrote: My kids loved it, I was not overly impressed and I usually love these things.
(jp) wrote: Bad graphics, no funny nor scary, boring and not interesting, but original.
(jp) wrote: Airheads, present a funny cast and an very good performace by Steve Buscemi. The film, make laughs with your Dog Day Afternoon satire, but the script could be more intelligent.
(it) wrote: It's surprisingly well done. The cinematography is stunning and the acting isn't bad. They really tried to recreate the feeling of an odd period and under documented period of North American history. Kudos!
(ca) wrote: The pacing of this is fairly long winded. However, there are some good moments to be had from Henry Winkler, Michael Keaton, and Shelly Long. Unfortunately, it's not as good as it tries to be. Certainly not one of Ron Howard's best, but it is one of his earlier ones.
(fr) wrote: I luvvvv it... I've seen it so many time...Totally fan
(ag) wrote: Not much in the areas of acting or plot. But it was fun in its own way. It makes me want to drive fast, except I don't want to die. The tunnels were kinda lame though. CGI?
(gb) wrote: Very good parody of the Great Escape. Would love to see that again now. The claymation boggles the mind. Kind of interesting to have a female hero and a female villain. Do you ever see that?