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The Angel Was Born (1969)

O Anjo Nasceu (original title)
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Urtiga and Santamaria are two mean, sadistic and cold blood killers. Santamaria claims that he has seen an angel, and is very mystic. They escape from the police siege in a slum in a hill ... See full summary »

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Júlio Bressane

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Júlio Bressane
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Credited cast:
Norma Bengell
Hugo Carvana Hugo Carvana ... Santamaria
Neville de Almeida Neville de Almeida
Maria Gladys
Milton Gonçalves ... Urtiga
Carlos Guimas Carlos Guimas
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Urtiga and Santamaria are two mean, sadistic and cold blood killers. Santamaria claims that he has seen an angel, and is very mystic. They escape from the police siege in a slum in a hill and hide in an isolated house. When the owner arrives with two friends, they kill the man and submit the two women to many humiliations, before killing them. While moving to another place, they leave a trail of blood, cowardly executing many persons. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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A Milestone of the Brazilian "Cinema Marginal" (Underground Cinema)

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Cinema as Aggressive Structure
24 February 2001 | by m67165See all my reviews

This movie starts with a few minutes of black out: nothing but music and a black screen. I hear Godard did this trick first. Good for him, if so. I have not seen his movie, but I doubt it is as good as this one, and I do like some of Godard's weird ones.

"The Angel Was Born" is a movie about two roaming outlaws. You can try and read a lot into its structure, or just enjoy its deliberate primitivism. It is both very serious and a joke on everybody. Or so I feel. You may think otherwise, be bored, or even be left in a joyous state of shock, as it happened to me. If you like very strange stuff, you may like this one.


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