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Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro, O

From The Spaghetti Western Database

O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro (Brazil, France 1969 / Director: Glauber Rocha)
This is a Brazilian film
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Contents:

  • Runtime: 100 min
  • Release Date: 20 May 1969 (Cannes Film Festival)
  • Filming Locations: Milagres, Bahia, Brazil

Also known as

Antonio das Mortes, The Dragon of Evil Against the Warrior Saint

Cast and crew

  • Cast: Mauricio do Valle (Antonio das Mortes), Odete Lara (Laura), Hugo Carvana (Matos) Othon Bastos (teacher), Jofre Soares (Coronel Horacio), Lorival Pariz (Coirana), Rosa Maria Penna (Saint Barbara), Emanuel Cavalcanti (priest), Vini­cius Salvatori (Mata Vaca), Mário Gusmão (Antao), Sante Scaldaferri (Batista), Conceição Senna (waitress), Paulo Lima
  • Story: Glauber Rocha
  • Screenplay: Glauber Rocha
  • Cinematography: Affonso Beato [Eastmancolor]
  • Music: Marlos Nobre, Walter Queiros, Sergio Ricardo
  • Producers: Glauber Rocha, Claude-Antoine, Luis Carlos Barreto, Zelito Viana

Synopsis

Antonio das Mortes is once again called upon to kill off cangaceiros (bandits) intruding upon the city Jardim de Piranhas in Brazil’s northeast. After injuring their leader Coirana in a duel, Antonio sides with the cangaceiros.

Comment

This Brazilian film is often linked to the spaghetti western genre. It is also by some considered a Euro Western, due to some French contribution in the production department.

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