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O Dragão da Maldade contra o Santo Guerreiro

Glauber Rocha Brasil, 1969

dionysus67's rating of the film Antonio das Mortes

One of Rocha's most iconic films, this is replete with religious imagery with St.George at the epicenter of the indigenous people's struggle against landowners' rampant exploitation. Working effectively with polarities (paganism-revolt/bourgeoisie-conformity), it exploits symbolism with great acumen, forming a dramatic palette of choreographed rituals and eroticized 'anthropophagy'. Uneven, but complelling!