The Night of the Scarecrow (1974)

Genres - Drama  |   Run Time - 92 min.  |   Countries - Brazil  |  
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This highly stylized and allegorical film chronicles a peasant uprising in northeastern Brazil. The story is told in a ritualistic, operatic manner and is rich in vivid imagery and avant garde music. The storytelling style bears a close resemblance to that used in mounting medieval mystery plays. One highlight is the knife fight between good and evil near the end of the film.

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politics, peasant, uprising