The day that Pier Paolo Pasolini was killed, Glauber Rocha decided to make this film about the life of Christ in the Third World. Starting from a dialectical synthesis between capitalism and socialism, and a search of interracial relationships in Brazil, Rocha created a work of religious and prophetic tone that results in a kind of bewilderment contemplative, now lyrical, now frantic, soaked in a new messianism. In his last film, the director proposed a tune of sounds and images that build a picture of Brazil and a portrait of himself.
Director: Glauber Rocha. AKA The Age of the Earth
Writers: Castro Alves (poem), Glauber Rocha (screenplay & story).
Stars: Maurício do Valle, Jece Valadão, Antonio Pitanga, Tarcísio Meira, Geraldo Del Rey, Ana Maria Magalhães, Norma Bengell, Danuza Leão, Carlos Petrovicho, Mário Gusmão, Paloma Rocha.
1980 Venice Film Festival – Nominated for the Golden Lion.