Damned – The Strange World of José Mojica Marins (original title: Maldito – O Estranho Mundo de José Mojica Marins is a 2001 Brazilian documentary film about Marins by André Barcinski (Marins’ official biographer) and Ivan Finotti. The film features Marins (as himself) and his associates and family members recounting episodes of his life and career from childhood to international recognition in later years.
The film received the Special Jury Award in Latin American Cinema at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival –coffinjoe.wikia.com
Boasts as its subject one of the most fascinating and outlandish cult figures imaginable, which is why it's such a disappointment that the film itself is pretty lackluster. Great interviews with Marins and his collaborators relating their rough and tumble approach to filmmaking; but at 65 minutes it just never digs deep enough. Fans of Marins will find a lot to appreciate, but his lurid life and career deserve more.