About

Set in the drought-plagued Brazilian badlands of the 1940s, Black God, White Devil explores the climate of superstition, physical and spiritual terrorism, and fear that gripped the country. The central characters, Manuel and Rosa, are on the run, and move credulously from allegiance to allegiance until they finally learn that the land belongs neither to god nor devil, but to the people themselves....

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Directed by

Glauber Rocha

Written by

Glauber Rocha (Writer)
Paulo Gil Soares (Writer)
Walter Lima Jr. (Writer)

Runtime

120 minutes

Country

Brazil

Language

Portuguese

Cast

Keywords

brazilian classic cinema novo

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