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  1. Sebastião Barata's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    Registo fiel da miséria do povo brasileiro, da procura cega de uma fuga através da religião e do convite a revoltarmo-nos contra a corrupção e o capitalismo, filmado com recurso ora a simbolismos subtis; ora a dramatismos histéricos. Infelizmente, o filme não resistiu ao teste do tempo e chega-nos algo datado. Mas o António das Mortes tem um tema musical que ainda hoje é um mimo.

  2. Joana China's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    Here's my rifle to save the poor from starving.

  3. ermete polpette's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

  4. Bram Vroonland's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    Excellent movie made with minimal means. The message is clear when Corisco speaks to Lampiao in one of his trances. He interpellates us to become the political rebels, the Lampiaos of the real world. To break with capitalism and neo-colonialism. An inspiring message.

  5. Pedro_Fernandes's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    would've given 5 stars just for the first part

  6. Richard!'s rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    A slow-moving, chaotic and mindblowing movie that points its criticism at religion, capitalism and revolutionaries and even 'The People'. Each group the protagonists follow seems to attempt to destroy them, with even the relationship between the protagonists seeming to be distant. It's marred by some heavy handed metaphors and over-acting, but it is still an interesting movie that leaves a lasting impression.

  7. CarlosEsquives's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    Un retrato sobre la enemistad en las inmediaciones del sertão, un lugar en donde el bien y el mal son uno solo, y no existe posibilidad al consenso. Rocha adopta dos formalidades que hacen de su filme seductor. Es un cine regional, es decir, con una identidad y un costumbrismo propiamente definido. Se percibe en esa voz mítica que canta cual testimonio folclórico. Es también, un western sobre bandoleros y venganzas.

  8. Stian Gledje Bekkvik's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    During the first half of the film I experienced a distance to the characters. The same distance I, as a white Norwegian, feel towards many cultures in the real world. The film's aim is not to make the "black people" relatable. On the contrary, the film wants to repel "white people" by magnifying some racial “differences”(continued...)

  9. Tigrão's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    Very very good up until the last act where it dangerously swerved towards intellectual contemplative wankjob.

  10. Dada Kubin's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    An immensely captivating film, especially the first half of this religious western where the war is fought not over land but over man's soul. Rocha gets intense performances out of his actors (although there's a fair share of overacting from today's perspective). Great manic monologues and perfect pictorial compositions. Watch the shadows.

  11. João Biscaia's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    A true visceral epic of despair.

  12. Louisa Savignon's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    ou o incompreendido do sérhtão. câmera linda, true cinema

  13. Mtume Gant's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    FUCK YEAH!! This film is a triumph!

  14. Andrea Streva's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    "Homem nessa terra só tem validade quando pega nas armas pra mudar o destino. Não é com rosário não, satanás, é no rifle, no punhal."

  15. marupies's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    Brutal, insightful and absurd, just like Os Sertões.

  16. Pedro Ponte's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    I'm thinking maybe this wasn't the ideal Glauber Rocha to start with because it fucked my brain like it was fucking a Tijuana prostitute. Then again, maybe it was the ideal Glauber Rocha to start with because it fucked my brain like it was fucking a Tijuana prostitute.

  17. Jorge Mourinha's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    Tropicália freeform Eisenstein expressionist kabuki happening. Hits you like a steamroller and you come out feeling dazed and confused and exhilarated.

  18. All Is Grace's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    A very good film, but not a masterpiece.

  19. εξώτερο Διάστημα's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

  20. adrianmendizabal's rating of the film Black God, White Devil

    WOW! WOW! WOW! 25 year old Glauber Rocha made a masterpiece. It should have won the Palme d'Or during Cannes Film Festival 1964 over UMBRELLAS OF CHERBOURG (1964). This is a great, great piece of filmmaking that mirrors the political and cultural tension of 1960s Brazil. A film fashioned to be one of Brazilian Cinema's defining moment in its revolt against feudalism, poverty and corruption.