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 common rural worker Manuel into a life of crime, joining the gang of Antonio’s sworn enemy, Corisco the Blond Devil, and the Pedra Bonita Massacre.
Director: Glauber Rocha. AKA Black God, White Devil
Stars: Geraldo Del Rey, Yoná Magalhães, Othon Bastos, Maurício do Valle, Lidio Silva, Sonia Dos Humildes, João Gama, Antônio Pinto, Milton Rosa, Roque Santos.
1964 Cannes Film Festival – Nominated for the Palme d’Or.
I’ve read that this film is supposed to be an important one from the Brazilian New Wave.