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Cangaceiro (1953)

O Cangaceiro (original title)
Approved | | Action, Drama, History | 3 September 1954 (USA)
Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro (bandit) Teodoro who falls in love with a small town school teacher who his gang ... See full summary »

Director:

Lima Barreto

Writers:

Lima Barreto (story), Lima Barreto (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Alberto Ruschel Alberto Ruschel ... Teodoro
Marisa Prado Marisa Prado ... Olívia
Milton Ribeiro Milton Ribeiro ... Capitão Galdino Ferreira
Vanja Orico Vanja Orico ... Maria Clódia
Adoniran Barbosa ... Mané Mole
Ricardo Campos Ricardo Campos
Neusa Veras Neusa Veras
Zé do Norte Zé do Norte
Jesuíno G. dos Santos Jesuíno G. dos Santos ... (as Jesuíno)
Maria Luiza Splendore Maria Luiza Splendore ... (as Maria Luiza)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio V. Almeida Antonio V. Almeida
Heitor Barnabé Heitor Barnabé
Lima Barreto Lima Barreto
Dan Camara Dan Camara
Horácio Camargo Horácio Camargo
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Storyline

Brazilian movie inspired by American westerns (but losing none of its cultural integrity) about Cangaceiro (bandit) Teodoro who falls in love with a small town school teacher who his gang has kidnapped. Written by Cristian Redferne <Harlock@prodigy.com>

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A daring picture of raw, naked life, told frankly and fearlessly. The tale of a lawless band born to wickedness and evil, dedicated to violence, passion and brutality. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

Brazil

Language:

Portuguese

Release Date:

3 September 1954 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Cangaceiro See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Vera Cruz Studios See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Directorial debut of Lima Barreto. See more »

Connections

Remade as O Cangaceiro (1997) See more »

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It is good film, but not a great one.
31 October 1999 | by jcrodrigSee all my reviews

This film was the first brazilian production exhibited internationally after receive a prize of Best Music at a Cannes Film Festival. It was distributed accross the world by Columbia Pictures and was very successful at the box office.

I understand why foreign audiences still enjoy it, but for us brazilians it's very artificial when the hero leaves the semi arid background where the bandits live and penetrates a deep jungle to fight a jaguar etc, since those geographical regions are separated by hundred and hundred miles, like Arizona from Oregon. Anyway the music is amazing as the photography and the actor who plays captain Galdino ( Milton Ribeiro ). I believe that the main influence of director Lima Barreto was not the american westerns as most of people say, but the mexican films of Emilio Fernandez like "Enamorada". "O cangacero" is a good film, even if not not a great one and deserves the fame it has.


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