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.
José Mojica Marins, a director of horror films about the diabolical Coffin Joe, is spending Christmas with friends. Household members go violently mad for no reason: first grandpa, then the hosts’ daughters, one of whom, Vilma, is about to get married. Mojica discovers that Vilma’s mother made a pact with a witch in order to become pregnant with Vilma, promising this first-born child to Satan; her impending marriage to a human is stirring up things supernatural. It what seems like a dream, Mojica enters a bacchanal in which an entranced Vilma is about to wed to Satan’s son; the master of ceremonies is none other than Coffin Joe. Can Mojica defeat his own creation and save Vilma?
Young engineer on holiday gets involved with a boy having a strange relationship with the wind. Their close friendship arouses suspicion in the small town. When the boy disappears, the engineer is accused of murdering him.
A poor family in the Northeast of Brazil (Fabiano, the father; Sinhá Vitória, the mother; their 2 children and a dog called Baleia) wander about the barren land searching for a better place to live, with food and work. But the drought and misery destroy their hopes.
Tormented and scared girl escapes from being hit at night on a barren road. The driver rescues and shelters her in a mansion belonging to his mistress. He discovers that she is running away from a psychotic husband, and due to the gracious assistance, falls madly in love with her. When the caretaker of the mansion discovers a ransom offered for who find the young woman, he tells her whereabouts to the husband, who ruthlessly pursues their victim.
Three American businessmen have a problem with their Brazilian company: someone is embezzling millions of dollars. Michael is having an affair with Frank’s wife Paige, but wants to end it. Paige is not so accommodating, and causes trouble with Michael’s wife Kitty and his new interest, local artist Miranda. When someone is murdered Michael becomes a suspect, and must try to find the murderer and catch the embezzler while sorting out the wreckage of his personal life.
The young Vinicius is a young saxophone player, from Rio’s poor suburbs, facing an uncertain but perhaps promising future. One day his girlfriend suddenly disappears after a night of love under the stars. Day and night, often on the ‘Trem’ (Rio’s subway lines), others with the help of a Detective and his sources, Vinicius discovers the city’s underbelly: its low-lives, its victims, its most eccentric characters, and milieus.
The daily lives and routine of 37 families living in a huge 12-story building in Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro: their drama, aspirations, intimate revelations, loneliness, dreams…