Overview

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. The film’s storyline, somewhere between folk ballad and contemporary myth, contains a multitude of references to Brazilian history and culture.

  1. Glauber Rocha

    Director, Writer

  2. Paulo Gil Soares

    Writer

  3. Walter Lima Jr.

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Geraldo Del Rey

    Geraldo Del Rey

    Manuel

  2. Mauricio do Valle

    Mauricio do Valle

    Antônio das Mortes

  3. Yoná Magalhães

    Yoná Magalhães

    Rosa

  4. Othon Bastos

    Othon Bastos

    Corisco

  5. Lídio Silva

    Sebastião

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Black God, White Devil
Black God, White Devil

Facts

Original Title Deus e o Diabo na Terra do Sol

Status Released

Release Information

  • March 13, 1964
    18
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Content suitable for viewers over the age of 18.

Original Language Portuguese

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget -

Revenue -

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