A Compadecida (1969)

Run Time - 104 min.  |   Countries - Brazil  |  
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This Brazilian morality play finds a circus con man talking the authorities into giving a Christian burial to a dog, the beloved pet of the town's wealthy baker. He convinces the local officials and clerics that the dog has left a last will and testament. Appearing for the ceremony is a black monk who is really Jesus Christ in disguise. Motivated by greed, the town officials go through with the burial. All are judged for their sins and blasphemy as bandits enter the town in hopes of robbing everyone and slaughtering the victims in this symbolic tale of religious hypocrisy and greed.

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con/scam, funeral, greed, inheritance, pets, religion, robbery