Black God, White Devil

Edition no. 1225

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Janus Films
Directed by: Glauber Rocha

Myth, mysticism, and revolution collide in a blistering existential western from Glauber Rocha, the father of Brazil’s socially committed Cinema Novo movement. After killing his swindling boss, ranch hand Manoel (Geraldo Del Rey) goes on the run with his wife, Rosa (Yoná Magalhães). In the stark hinterlands, they join forces with armed bandits and pledge allegiance to a self-styled holy man who preaches revolt against rich landowners while perpetrating unspeakable acts of violence against the innocent. Suffused with antiauthoritarian fervor and the intensity of life in the desert, this landmark work of radical cinema is a scorched-earth allegory about mindless fanaticism and the allure of dead-end ideologies.

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Format: DVD
Aspect Ratio: 1.37:1
Audio: Portuguese 1.0 Dolby Digital Mono
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Subtitles: English
Region: 1
Discs: 2 Discs |  DVD-9
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