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: Grande Sertão (1965)  ( 1042 )
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« : December 03, 2009, 09:04:04 PM »

Another great Brazilian western with lots of action and an interesting plot.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0198523/

The movie is based on the novel from J. Guimarães Rosa Grande Sertão (The devil to pay in the backlands)

http://www.amazon.com/Devil-Backlands-Joao-Guimaraes-Rosa/dp/9997555449/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1205696953&sr=1-3

which I haven't read but I would like to do at some point. Unfortunately, the movie is in Portuguese with no subs, and the copy I have is quite old. Though I read and normally understand Portuguese fairly well, I had a great difficulty following the dialogs, probably due to the poor condition of the sound track. So I watched the movie second time after reading about the plot on these two links

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Devil_to_Pay_in_the_Backlands

http://everything2.com/title/Grande+Sertao%253A+Veredas

and the, even if the movie deviates quite a bit from the book, I found it much easier to follow. For details about the movie, please read the above links.

There is quite a disturbing scene for today's politically correct times, where we can see a few horses being shot at and killed by the bad jagunços. Somehow, I don't believe the scene was staged and I believe the horses wer actually killed in front of the camera. Nevertheless, I found the movie in general quite good, with excellent cinematography, great acting, intrigue, and lots of action. If you find a copy around, try to watch it and, if you cannot understand the dialogs, try reading the plot first in the two links I provided above or do your own search in Google.

8/10

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